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ERIC Number: EJ1095008
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1947-380X
Canadian Athletic Therapists' Association Education Task Force Consensus Statements
Lafave, Mark R.; Bergeron, Glen; Klassen, Connie; Parr, Kelly; Valdez, Dennis; Elliott, Jacqueline; Peeler, Jason; Orecchio, Elsa; McKenzie, Kirsty; Streed, Kristin; DeMont, Richard
Athletic Training Education Journal, v11 n1 p5-9 Jan-Mar 2016
Context: A published commentary from 2 of the current authors acted as a catalyst for raising some key issues that have arisen in athletic therapy education in Canada over the years. Objective: The purpose of this article is to report on the process followed to establish a number of consensus statements related to postsecondary athletic therapy education in Canada. The consensus statements should act as a future plan for entry-level athletic therapy education. Design: Content validation for consensus statements. Setting: Video-conference meetings at 7 Canadian postsecondary colleges/universities. Patients or Other Participants: Canadian Athletic Therapists' Association (CATA) program directors and CATA leaders from education, certification, and program accreditation committees. Main Outcome Measure(s): A Delphi method and modified Ebel procedure were used to gather opinions from participants about athletic therapy education. Results: We created 10 consensus statements, with a series of caveats that are presented in this article. All components received at least 80% consensus from the expert validation group. Conclusions: The final Education Task Force Report was created and content was validated by a group of experts in the topics associated with every consensus statement. The final report was presented to the CATA Board of Directors for adoption and implementation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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