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Athletic Training 101 UF AT Program
Transcript of Athletic Training 101 UF AT Program
Athletic Training 101
University of Florida
Athletic Training Program
How do ATs differ from Personal Trainers?
How do ATs become certified?
What falls within the Athletic Training scope of practice?
What is an Athletic Trainer (AT)?
NOTE: For a K-12 version, look at the Learning Process Questionnaire (LPQ)
health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize patient and client activity and participation in athletics, work and life.
Health Care Professionals
The Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) was incorporated in 1989 to provide a certification program for Athletic Trainers (ATs).
BOC establishes and regularly reviews both the standards for the practice of athletic training and the continuing education requirements for BOC Certified ATs.
Athletic Trainers are:
BOARD OF CERTIFICATION
The BOC has the only accredited certification program for ATs in the US.
In Other Words...
WE'RE NOT TRAINERS!
UF AT Program
ATs work in a variety of settings, some traditional and some just plain cool!
Must obtain, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree in athletic training
Must pass a comprehensive exam to earn the ATC® credential
Must keep their knowledge and skills current by participating in continuing education
Must adhere to standards of professional practice set by one national certifying agency and to a national code of ethics
May or may not have higher education in health sciences
May or may not be required to obtain certification or state licensing
May or may not participate in continuing education
May become certified by any one of numerous organizations that set varying education and practice requirements
How can the University of Florida
maximize my Athletic Training education?
settings do ATs work in?
Educating participants and managing risk safe performance and function.
e.g., protective equipment, prophylactic/protective devices, designing and implementing appropriate programs to minimize injury risk, pre-participation screenings, etc.
Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis
Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness
Implementing standard evaluation techniques and formulating a clinical impression for the determination of a course of action.
Immediate Care and Emergency Care
Employing standard care procedures and communicating outcomes for efficient and appropriate care of the injured.
Treatment and Rehabilitation
Reconditioning participants for optimal performance and function.
Organizational and Professional Health and Well-being
Understanding and adhering to approved organizational and professional practices and guidelines to ensure individual and organizational wellbeing.
The mission of the Athletic Training Program (AT Program) at the University of Florida is to develop outstanding entry-level professionals who will be contributing members to the profession of athletic training. Through the integration of balanced didactic course work, intensive hands-on laboratory sessions, and excellent clinical experiences students will become proficient in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses for the physically active.
Hospital & Clinical
The AT Program is one of two specialized undergraduate medical programs at the University of Florida allowing students hands-on exposure to their professional environments prior to graduation.
Athletic Training Program
identifies essential knowledge and skills for the athletic training profession
BOC Role Delineation/Practice Analysis is one of the methods used to identify and prioritize the critical tasks of a job or profession and the essential competencies an individual should possess to perform the required functions satisfactorily.
Cool Kids on Campus :)
1. Hands-On Experience
2. Small Class Sizes
3. Specialized Coursework
7. Travel Opportunities
8. Cool Gear
6. Study Buddies/Great Friends
4. Exposure to Various Medical Professionals
5. Networking Connections
9. Professional Development
10. Just Plain AWESOME!
Life of a
Pre-Athletic Training Student
As an ATS, you will have the opportunity to work alongside athletic trainers, primary care doctors, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and many more skilled medical professionals!
Pre AT Baby
I'M ON TOP
OF THE WORLD!
Best Summer Ever!
Your New Life
Your New Life
Okay, fine...For real this time...
Your New Life!
We know! :)
You should probably clap... ;)
But it's all worth it
because you get...
High School Football