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ERIC Number: EJ1176489
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1947-380X
Increasing Cultural Competence: Implementation of Study Away/Abroad in an Athletic Training Program
Abe-Hiraishi, Sayuri; Grahovec, Nicholas E.; Anson, Denis; Kahanov, Leamor
Athletic Training Education Journal, v13 n1 p67-73 Jan-Mar 2018
Context: Traditional athletic training programs (ATPs) typically use a cohort model, which may create difficulty in integrating a study away/abroad program or international experiences into the model. Objective: To propose a model of study away/abroad and international opportunities embedded within the current athletic training curriculum. Background: Cultural competence (CC) became a component of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education 5 years ago in the fifth edition competencies. The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education-accredited ATPs, however, struggle to teach this concept effectively to students. The implementation of study away/abroad models in the athletic training curriculum may maximize students' exposure to other cultures. Synthesis: A review of the current study away/abroad programs and international opportunities, as well as educational values of short-term study away/abroad programs in athletic training education. Results: Study away/abroad/international experiences may provide opportunities for athletic training students to increase cultural awareness. Recommendations: Professional ATPs should consider integrating study away/abroad and international experiences into the athletic training curriculum and offer both didactic and clinical experiences internationally. Conclusions: The curricular integration of study away/abroad and international experiences provides athletic training students the opportunity to increase cultural competence with a programmatic and efficient approach.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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