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What is Post-certification for ATs?
Graduate Athletic Training Education Programs
What are Graduate Athletic Training Education Programs?
12 programs are certified by the NATA Graduate Education Committee
What are graduate Athletic Training Education programs designed to enhance?
academic and clinical preparation of already certified athletic trainers
______ is in the process of developing specialty certifications.
What do Specialty Certifications do?
- Further enhance professional development
- Aid in expanding scope of practice
What are specialty certification built on?
entry level knowledge
Specialty Certifications' purpose is to provide the athletic trainer with advanced clinical practice credential that demonstrates attainment of knowledge and skills that will _______.
- enhance patient care
- enhance health-related patient quality of life
- optimize clinical outcomes in specialized areas of athletic training practice
Requirements for Certification as an Athletic Trainer?
Must have extensive background in formal academic preparation and supervised practical experience
What are the 6 domains the exam assesses?
- Evaluation and Diagnosis
- Immediate Care
- Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Reconditioning
- Organization and Administration
- Professional Responsibility
What is a prerequisite for licensure in most states?
What does continuing education ensure?
ongoing professional growth and involvement
What requirements must be met to REMAIN certified?
75 CEUs over the course of 3 years
List the purpose of continuing education (6)
- To encourage athletic trainers to obtain
- To explore new knowledge in specific areas
- To master new athletic training related skills and techniques
- To expand approaches to effective athletic training
- To further develop professional judgment
- To conduct professional practice in an ethical and appropriate manner
What are CEUs awarded for (6)?
- Attending Symposiums, workshops, seminars
- Serving as a speaker or panelist
- Certification exam model
- Participating in the USOC program
- Authoring a research article; authoring/editing a textbook
- Completing post-graduate work
What must all certified athletic trainers demonstrate proof of?
current CPR/AED certification
To date how many of the 50 states haven enacted some type of regulatory statute governing the practice of athletic training?
To date, what have 43 of the 50 states enacted?
some type of regulatory statute governing the practice of athletic training
During the early 1970s what was nonexistent in viturally every state?
laws and statutes specifically governing the practice of athletic training
What did athletic trainers in many individual states organize efforts to secure recognition by?
seeking some type of regulation of the athletic trainer by state licensing agencies
During the early 1970s, what did the NATA realize the necessity of obtaining?
some type of official recognition by other medical allied health organizations of the athletic trainer as a health care professional
What are the 4 forms of regulation?
- Licensure (highest form)
What does the licensure regulation do?
- limits practice of athletic training to those who have met minimal requirements established by a state licensing board
- Limits the number of inds. who can perform functions related to athletic training as dictated by the practice act
- Most restrictive of all forms of regulation
What does the Certification regulation do?
- Does not restrict using the title of athletic trainer to those certified by the state
- Can restrict performance of athletic training functions to only those inds. who are certified
What does the Registration regulation do?
- Before an ind. can practice athletic training he/she must register in that state
- Ind. has paid a fee for being placed on an existing list of practitioners but says nothing about competency
What does the Exemption regulation do?
State recognizes that an athletic trainer performs similar functions to other licensed professions (e.g. physical therapy), yet still allows them to practice athletic training despite the fact that they do not comply with the practice acts of other regulated professions.
Legislation regulating the practice of athletc training has been ______.
positive and to some extent protects the AT from litigation
What will future dierections for the AT be determined by?
the efforts of the NATA and its membership
List 13 future directions for the AT.
- ongoing re-evaluation, revision, and reform of athletic training education
- further recognition of CAATE by CHEA will further enhance credibility
- ATs must continue to actively seek 3rd party reimbursement for athletic training services
- Increase in secondary school employment of ATs
- Increase in recognition of ATs as physician extender
- Potential for expansion in the military, industry, and fitness/wellness settings
- W/ general population aging=increased opportunity to work with aging physically active inds.
- Continue to enhance visibility through research and scholarly publication
- Continue to be available for local and community meetings to discuss healthcare of the athlete
- Increase recognition and presence internationally
- continue to focus efforts on injury prevention and to provide high quality health care to physically active inds regardless of the setting in which the injury occurs (most imp.)
- Standardization of state practice acts
- ATs will seek specialty certifications