CEU Time!  It’s barely fall, yet if you’re a certified athletic trainer whose last name begins with the letters A through G and was certified in 2006 or earlier, it’s not too soon to start thinking about winter. The Board of Certification (BOC) is giving you until Dec. 31, 2009, to report continuing education material in order to maintain your certification. Read the full story...

Why Be Certified?  Rod Walters has spent 28 years in college athletics, including serving Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine at the University of South Carolina for 16 years and as Head Athletic Trainer at Appalachian State University for 11 years. A 2005 inductee into the NATA Hall of Fame, Walters consults on athletic training services and professional development seminars. In the following Q&A, Dr. Walters discusses what certification means to the athletic training profession. Read the full story...

Requirement Ready  The first three requirements of the BOC’s four-part recertification process are pretty basic: 1. Adhere to the BOC Standards of Professional Practice. 2. Submit an annual certification fee. 3. Maintain emergency cardiac care certification (ECC). The fourth requirement - earning 75 continuing education units - is often the most worrisome mandate to fulfill. But not anymore. Read the full story...










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