About the Journal


Clinical Practice in Athletic Training: A Journal of Practice-Based, Outcomes, and Action Research is an online, open-access outlet for dissemination of practice-based research in the field of athletic training. Practice-based research involves clinicians working together to answer community-based healthcare questions and translate research findings into practice. In addition, the journal provides the opportunity for clinical outcomes research that studies the result of health services that take the patient's experiences, preferences, and values into account.

The vision of Clin AT is to provide an outlet for the practicing athletic trainer to share their story, successes and failures, in terms of patient services and practice advancement. We believe in the value of the voice of the clinician of bridging the gap between clinical practice and best available evidence. Clin AT strives to offer unique manuscript styles and dissemination types, while blending the principles of evidence-based practice and emerging frameworks for clinical practice.


Clinical Practice in Athletic Training is a triannual, peer-reviewed journal that provides reports from athletic training patient care and practice advancement perspectives. The journal includes eight sections. A description of the manuscript type and style guidelines specific to that section can be found below by clicking on the section type.

Effective January 1st, 2023 Clin AT will be adding mandatory use of manuscript templates for submission to the journal. Each manuscript section will have a corresponding template that embeds the required sections to streamline the formatting for authors. By using the manuscript template associated with the section of your submission, we can greatly reduce the time from acceptance to publication. Authors are encouraged to download the word file and write their manuscript directly on the template for submission. Please visit the associated manuscript guidelines to find the associated manuscript template for each section.  

Please see our Call for Proposals for our special issue focusing on Quality Improvement. 

The journal is indexed in:


Online: 2577-8188