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    1. Athletic Training The Profession

    2. What is Sports Medicine? Its the umbrella for many professional fields of study that relate to both human performance & injury prevention associated with the physically active individual. Fields of study include, but are not limited to: Athletic Training - Physical Therapy Biomechanics - Sports Nutrition Exercise Physiology - Sports Psychology Massage Therapy - Nursing Sports Ethics - Personal Fitness Training School & Community Health Practice of Medicine relative to the physically active

    4. What is Athletic Training? Athletic Training is an allied health care profession recognized by the American Medical Association. (Recognized June 1991) Characteristics of the Athletic Training Professional Involves a skill based on theoretical knowledge Involves a skill that requires training & education Must demonstrate competence by passing a test Integrity is maintained by adherence to a code of conduct Service is provided for the public good Organized

    5. Who is a Certified Athletic Trainer? Certified Athletic Trainers are medical professionals who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries to athletes and others engaged in everyday physical activities. Must be knowledgeable and competent in a variety of specialties encompassed under the sports medicine umbrella We can be called athletic trainer or certified athletic trainer. Certified athletic trainers will use ATC for credentials. A certified athletic trainer is a professional who has passed a national certification exam upon completion of an entry-level bachelors or masters degree and participates in continuing education.

    6. Education Requirements Must graduate from a CAATE approved Athletic Training education program The education programs prepare individuals to enhance the quality of health care for those engaged in physical activity. Currently 352 education programs Undergraduate & Graduate Entry-Level programs Post-certification Graduate programs

    7. Education Requirements Students must demonstrate knowledge and skill in six practice areas or domains: Prevention Recognition, Evaluation and Assessment Immediate Care Treatment and Rehabilitation Organization and Administration Professional Development and Responsibility

    8. Education Requirements Athletic Training Curricula Assessment and Evaluation Acute Care General Medical Conditions and Disabilities Pathology of Injury and Illness Pharmacological Aspects of Injury and Illness Nutritional Aspects of Injury and Illness Therapeutic Exercise Therapeutic Modalities Health Care Administration Professional Development and Responsibilities Psychosocial Intervention and Referral

    9. Employers of Athletic Training Services Professional athletic team settings Collegiate settings Secondary & Intermediate schools Sports medicine clinics Hospital & Rehabilitation clinics Occupational settings Fitness centers Physicians offices (Physicians Extenders) Corporate health programs

    10. History of the NATA 30s & 40s promoted the exchange of ideas 1938 Drake Relays in Des Moines, IA 1st attempt to establish a national association 1939 Charles Cramer established NATA Iowa City, IA Continued until 1944 - WWII

    11. History of the NATA 1950s Goal: Establish the organization Athletic trainers were gaining employment in athletic departments No formal education 1950 first national meeting Kansas City, MO NATA constitution & by-laws formed 1951 Official logo adopted 1952 JNATA began 1956 Code of Ethics adopted 1957 1st undergraduate education program was submitted & approved

    12. History of the NATA 1960s Goal: Continue to grow 1969 Professional Education & Certification Committees established

    13. History of the NATA 1970s Education Standards for Certification developed 1st NATA certification exam July 1970 1st graduate athletic training curricula approved 1972 CEUs established by 1979 1975 ATC adopted

    14. History of the NATA 1980s Goal: Strengthen NATA Role delineation study 1982 National Commission for Health Certifying Agencies granted membership to NATA Initial education programs & continuing education programs were emphasized

    15. History of the NATA 1990s Goal: Become a recognized allied health profession!

    16. Following the Whole Process Graduate from an accredited program Take Board of Certification Exam Find Job Check with State agencies to determine either Licensure, Certification, or Registration requirements

    17. UIs Athletic Training Major http://coe.ed.uidaho.edu/ Scroll down and click on Athletic Training Two parts to the education program Classroom experiences Clinical experiences

    18. UIs Athletic Training Major Pre-Professional Phase PEP 101 Introduction to Athletic Training (Fall semester) HS 245 Introduction to Athletic Injuries (F or S) PEP 171 AT Clinical Experiences: Observation (Spring semester) HS 288 First Aid/Emergency Response (F or S) BIOL 120 Human Anatomy (F) BIOL 121 Human Physiology (S)

    19. UIs Athletic Training Major Application to the Clinical Experiences portion of the program Complete Application form Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above Philosophy Statement of AT Athletic Injury Case Study Observation Level Educational Elements 40 hours observation spring semester in UI ATR Proof of immunization Proof of First Aid & CPR certification Completed Technical Standards Form Interview

    20. Clinical Experiences Place to put knowledge and skills into practice Perfect proficiencies & learn about being a certified athletic trainer 1500 hours of clinical experiences in various affiliated sites around the Moscow-Pullman Communities

    21. UIs Athletic Training Major Undergraduate major since Summer 2001 CAATE initial accreditation, April 2004 (Changed to CAATE accredited July 2006) Current enrollment approximately 65 students 24 active in clinical setting ?? applying for position next fall Graduation numbers rising each year 88% BOC passing rate (includes data prior to accreditation)

    22. UIs Athletic Training Major Research opportunities for UG & Grad Athletic Training Students Club Presentation at IAHPERD, Fall 2004 Collaboration between UI departments, programs & community Athletics Dietetics (Family & Consumer Science Moscow High School Pullman Sports Physical Therapy Clinic Inland Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

    23. UIs Athletic Training Major NWATA presentations Seniors, Faculty Awards Students numerous scholarships and awards Faculty Alumni Award for Excellence Employment 100% employment rate after graduation High schools, Universities, Clinics, Professional sports nationwide

    24. UIs Athletic Training Major Building on Tradition!