Faculty and Staff

Carlos J. Gual is an instructor for the Athletic Training Program at the University of Central Florida. He received his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from the University of Central Florida, and he earned his master’s degree in physical education – sports administration from the University of New Mexico. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in higher education and policy studies through the College of Education and Human Performance at UCF.

Gual teaches several courses in the Athletic Training Program, including Principles of Athletic Training Lab, Clinical Skills I & II, Advanced Rehabilitation in Athletic Training, Athletic Training Seminar, and Acute Care in Athletic Training. He also teaches Medical Self-Assessment for the health sciences major (Pre-Clinical Track).

Gual previously worked as an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Maryland, where he provided health care 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 program at UNM. He stays active as an athletic trainer by serving as a medical consultant with X-Med Inc. for Red Bull North America.

  • 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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