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SECTION 3: CONTENT
3. 1 Utilize educational methods that are appropriate to the:
3. 1. 1 Stated objectives for the program
3. 1. 2 Characteristics or composition (especially skill level) of the intended audience
3. 1. 3 Facilities and instructional medium (e.g., video, lecture) used for the program
3. 2 For participation programs (beyond 30% of program time) group size must be limited to ensure adequate interaction
3. 3 Structure each program for the transfer of knowledge, application and/or practice based needs of the AT. Content
must be based on evidence that is generally accepted by healthcare professionals. Examples of types of program
structures may include any of the following:
3. 3. 1 Knowledge based : Participants gain factual knowledge
3. 3. 2 Activity based : Participants apply information learned in the time frame allotted
3. 3. 3 Practice based : Participants systematically acquire specific knowledge, skills, attitudes and performance
behaviors that expand or enhance practice competencies
3. 4 Develop program outcomes, as well as learning objectives that define the knowledge and/or skills the AT is expected
to acquire through the completion of the program.
SECTION 4: DEVELOPMENT and INSTRUCTION
4. 1 Program Developers must:
4. 1. 1 Be knowledgeable of the domains of athletic training. Credit shall not be awarded for educational programs
that 1) do not fall into one of these domains or 2) are presented below the level of an entry-level certified
4. 1. 2 Provider must ensure that the facilities are appropriate for proposed educational programs and that the
proposed educational programs meet the learning objectives of the program.
4. 1. 3 Obtain a curriculum vitae that highlights pertinent information on an instructor’s education and professional
training, as well as work, publication and presentation history. This record must be produced for any audit
conducted by or on behalf of the BOC.
4. 1. 4 Offer educational materials for each program that will enhance participant understanding of the content and
foster application to clinical practice.
4. 1. 5 Notify potential enrollees of any required materials and equipment, and provide specific descriptions of each.
4. 1. 6 Develop clearly-defined policies on honoraria and expense reimbursement for instructors/authors.
4. 2 Instructor Qualifications
4. 2. 1 Instructors of educational programs must have documented experience, education and/or training to allow
attendees to meet the learning objectives.
4. 2. 2 Instructors should be selected based upon their knowledge of the subject matter; experience and teaching
ability; and ability to meet the educational needs of the AT.
Standards for BOC Approved Providers