ERIC Number: ED221458
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
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Athletic Training Education at the Crossroads.
An overview is presented of the current state of athletic training education. In examining the quality of the curriculum offered for the preparation of athletic trainers, it is noted that a background in such basic sciences as anatomy and physiology is essential and that considerable improvement is needed in the area of clinical experience. It is pointed out that, in developing a trainer education program, consideration must be given to personnel needed to control supervision of the program, the facilities available, and the size of the program itself. The importance of continuing professional education for faculty responsible for educating student athletes and coaches is stressed. (JD)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Athletes, Clinical Experience, Curriculum, Higher Education, Physical Education, Professional Continuing Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Teacher Certification, Trainers
Not available separately; see SP 020 500.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Athletic Trainers
Note: In: Professional Preparation in Athletic Training. Proceedings of the Professional Preparation Conferences: National Athletic Trainers Association.