Athletic Training Students spend a minimum of two academic years in structured clinical experiences preparing for the BOC Certification Exam.
Preceptors demonstrate best practices in evidence-based care on a daily basis in teaching athletic training students to become highly skilled clinicians.
Joint Statement from the BOC, CAATE, NATA, and NATA Foundation Presidents regarding the process for examining the professional degree.
At times during the evolution of a profession like athletic training, key decisions are required and made to help advance that profession. Recent examples in the AT profession are the change away from the internship route to certification and the study of the name of the profession. Currently, the profession is engaged in a discussion about the professional degree being offered at the baccalaureate and post−baccalaureate level. There has been much conversation regarding this topic, so it is the intent of the Presidents of the Strategic Alliance members (BOC, CAATE, NATA, NATA Foundation) to communicate the current process to all stakeholders during this time of examination and public comment via this joint statement.
The 2014 Standards for Accreditation of Post- Professional Athletic Training Degree Programs (2014 Post-Professional Degree Standards) are now available for download. The 2014 Post-Professional Degree Standards were approved unanimously by the Commission during the August 16-17, 2013 meeting. The 2014 Post-Professional Degree Standards will be in effect July 1, 2014 and all accredited post-professional degree programs must be in compliance by July 01, 2015.