Thesis (D.A.T., Movement & Leisure Sciences) -- University of Idaho, 2016 | The Dissertation of Clinical Practice Improvement (DoCPI) was designed to document each Doctorate of Athletic Training (DAT) student’s individual journey to scholarly advanced practice. Self-reflection brought forth the means to identify strengths and weaknesses of one’s clinical practice. Through reflection of patient care outcomes, students were able to identify trends specific to their clinic and determine personal growth as a clinician. The use of a treatment based-classification system to determine the most appropriate treatment for each patient was the leading trend that emerged in my clinic. The DoCPI concluded with a clinical based research project designed apriori to solve a local clinical problem; particularly, this research project was designed to restore function and decrease pain in patellar, Achilles, and lateral elbow tendinopathy patients.