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  1. Anyone can pursue a career as an athletic trainer! However, there are a handful of requirements that need to be completed prior to entering into clinical practice as an athletic trainer. Successfully complete the curriculum within an accredited Athletic Training Program Earn a degree from an accredited Athletic Training Program Pass the Board of Certification (BOC) Exam – this is the National certification exam that establishes the profession’s health care credential Complete your state’s credentialing process – this is often in the form of licensure or additional certi
  2. Sports injury rehabilitation is a complicated process for both the patient & clinician. A proper progression can lead to the success of the rehabilitation plan. You can read more at this blog.
  3. The sports injuries can be prevented by following simple steps like scheduling a pre participation physical program, focusing on athletic training before games, specific training for your sport. There are different programs to prevent sports injuries in athletic training like Injury Specific Prevention Programs, Position Specific Injury Prevention Programs, Sport Specific Injury Prevention Programs etc.
  4. I think more than half of sports injuries are preventable. The injuries can be prevented by following simple steps like scheduling a pre participation physical program, focusing on strength training before games, specific training for your sport. There are different programs to prevent sports injuries in athletic training like Injury Specific Prevention Programs, Position Specific Injury Prevention Programs, Sport Specific Injury Prevention Programs etc. You can read more at this blog.
  5. Hey all, I am currently a 1st year graduate student for athletic training. I am looking into become a PA. Looking to withdraw from my program to pursue PA prerequisites but not sure if this was a good idea. Or if I should complete my program then complete prerequisites. Thanks!
  6. Hello, I am currently reapplying for the third time, and have a question regarding the updated description for health care experience under CASPA's experience section. I completed 1400+ hours of clinical experience as an Athletic Training student during my undergrad that required hands on work with athletes (patients) using skills learned within our program. A description provided by the school for these hours states: Clinical Practicum course hours are designed to assess student competency and proficiency in the psychomotor skills determined by the NATA Educational Council. The prof
  7. Hey! I am wondering if any of you guys have found ways to get experience in the OR as part of your HCE aside from becoming a certified surgical tech? I am planning to apply to PA school next cycle (to matriculate 2018) and I'm currently working as a certified medical assistant (after getting my B.S. in biotechnology), but I'd love to get a job in an OR. However, all the OR jobs I've found require at least the two year surgical tech degree and I definitely don't want to spend all the time and money becoming a surg tech when I'm planning to apply to PA school. Has anybody ever gotten to w
  8. Hi, I am a student at The University of Florida in the athletic training program. I have become interested inthe PA field, and would like to go straight into a program once I graduate. I do not have any HCE, but I have shadowed a few PA's, have been involved in clubs and volunteering. My biggest question is: would the hours lyfrom me doing clinicals in my program count as HCE? I am directely involved in the care of the athletes I work with, so I assumed it would, but was not sure. Any insight is appreciated :).
  9. See below...I'm not wild about the phase in...so I have to take PANRE this year, and then again in 2018, AND THEN be phased in....WTF?? Also, I need more information on the PI-CME.....Not sure how they are defining this. 10-Year Certification Maintenance Cycle and New CME Requirements Coming Soon Beginning in 2014, certified physician assistants will transition to a 10-year certification maintenance cycle, a change from the current six-year certification maintenance and retesting requirement that has been in effect since recertification was first introduced in 1981. That change is
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