Preceptors A preceptor is a certified/licensed professional who teaches and/or evaluates students in a clinical setting using an actual patient base*. Throughout the Marshall Athletic Training program, students work in clinical environments with a preceptor, who provides formal instruction and evaluation of students’ clinical proficiencies. These clinical experiences teach students to apply athletic training principles to real-world injuries and healthcare settings. Preceptors also serve as mentors, evaluating students’ professional behavior and communication skills and exposing them to career opportunities available to certified Athletic Trainers. Meet Our Preceptors Robert Chafin Spring Valley High School Chris Lapole Marshall Men’s Basketball Brandi Anders Marshall Women’s Basketball Jared Muth Marshall Football Nick Dailey Cabell Midland High School Not Pictured: Andrew Bumgarner Marshall Baseball *This definition is provided by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) here.