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ERIC Number: ED464584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May-1
Pages: 86
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A Descriptive History of the Discipline of Athletic Training Education.
Lisher, Scott M.
The purpose of this paper is to trace the history of athletic training education as an academic discipline, showing how formal education has evolved for professionals in the field of athletic training. The roots of athletic training education can be traced to the mid-1950s. From that period, athletic training has changed immensely, and the field continues to change. The study explores the relationship between the development of higher education and the way athletic training has evolved as a discipline within higher education. Much of the focus is on change, not only changes made from the inception of the field as a discipline, but the possible changes in the future. Contemporary change theories are related to the development of the field. The development of athletic training as a discipline is in the context of changes that have brought higher education from a curriculum deeply rooted in the classics to one that is both more liberal and more practical. The rise in interest in college athletics was accompanied by the need for educated professionals to meet the needs of student athletes. (Contains 26 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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