Faculty and Staff

Carlos J. Gual, an associate instructor and clinical education coordinator for the Master of Athletic Training Program at UCF. He received his bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from the University of Central Florida (2009). He earned his master’s degree in Physical Education- Sports Administration from the University of New Mexico (2012). He graduated with his doctoral degree in Higher Education and Policy Studies through the College of Community Innovation and Education at UCF (2021).

Gual teaches several courses in the athletic training program, including Acute Care in Athletic Training 1 and 2, General Medical Conditions in Athletic Training 1 and 2, Seminar in Athletic Training, and all the Practicum courses. In addition, Carlos stays active clinically as an athletic trainer and medical consultant for X-Med Inc. and Red Bull North America. Lastly, he serves as a clinical instructor for Sports Medicine Emergency Management, American Red Cross, and Stop the Bleed. He was awarded the ATAF Service Award in 2021.

Gual previously worked as an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Maryland, where he provided healthcare services to the baseball, men’s lacrosse, and men’s and women’s soccer teams. He served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the women’s volleyball, swimming, and diving teams at the University of New Mexico while pursuing his master’s degree. Following graduation, he was the clinical education coordinator for the athletic training program at UNM.

Credentials

  • EdD, Doctor of Education, University of Central Florida
  • MS, Master of Science, University of New Mexico
  • LAT, Licensed Athletic Trainer
  • ATC, Certified Athletic Trainer, University of Central Florida
Areas of Specialty
  • Athletic training student integration in athletic training education programs
  • Management of critical incidents
  • General medical conditions
  • ATR 4933: Athletic Training Seminar

  • ATR 4112: Acute Care in Athletic Training

  • ATR 5117C: Acute Care in Athletic Training Practice I

  • ATR 5406C: General Medical Conditions in Athletic Training Practice I

  • ATR 5815L: Practicum in Athletic Training I

  • ATR 5825L: Practicum in Athletic Training II

  • ATR 6407C: General Medical Conditions in Athletic Training Practice II

  • ATR 6835L: Practicum in Athletic Training III

  • ATR 6845L: Practicum in Athletic Training IV

  • ATR 6118L: Acute Care in Athletic Training Practice II

  • ATR 6855L: Practicum in Athletic Training V

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