Professional preparation activities for the student athletic trainer in a collegiate athletic training internship setting

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Mary Allen Watson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Sarah M. Robinson

Abstract: The purpose of this research was to design and validate an instrument delineating appropriate professional preparation activities for the student athletic trainer pursuing National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) certification through a college or university athletic training internship setting. Phase 1 of the research was the generation of the initial document from activities submitted by selected NATA certified and student athletic trainers. Phase II was a Delphi study with members of the 1990-91 NATA Board of Certification and 1990-91 NATA Professional Education Committee serving as the panel of experts. The panel judged the activities on clarity, universality, and congruence to accepted NATA standards, establishing the content validity of the document. The resulting document described 81 athletic training professional preparation activities. Phase III was a national survey to (a) athletic training education experts (N=85), (b) certified athletic trainers (N=184), and (c) student athletic trainers (N=68). The respondents were asked to judge the importance of each activity to the professional preparation of student athletic trainers and to judge the utility of the document.

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Language: English
Date: 1992
Athletic trainers $x Certification
Physical education and training $x Standards

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