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Assessment (learning) – A tool that allows the participant to demonstrate or confirm his or her learning relative to stated
program objectives. In addition, assessment allows participants to explain how they plan to incorporate the new skill and/or
knowledge into their clinical practice to improve patient outcomes.
Conflict of Interest - A situation in which social, professional, or financial considerations have the potential to compromise or
bias objectivity. An apparent conflict of interest is one in which a reasonable person would think that the provider’s objectivity is
likely to be compromised. A conflict of interest exists whether or not decisions are affected by a personal interest; a conflict of
interest implies only the potential for bias, not a likelihood.
Copyright - Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U. S. Code) to the authors of
“original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection
is available to both published and unpublished works. Visit www.copyright.gov for more information.
Domains of Athletic Training - There are five domains of athletic training. The content of each program must fall within at
least one of these content areas:
1. Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness
2. Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis
3. Immediate and Emergency Care
4. Treatment and Rehabilitation
5. Organization and Professional Health and Well-Being
Evaluation (program) – An appraisal tool that allows the participant to provide program feedback to help the provider
determine the effectiveness of a program and/or the administration of a program.
Evidence Based Practice - The most common definition of EBP is taken from Dr. David Sackett, a pioneer in evidence
based practice. EBP is “the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the
care of the individual patient. It means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence
from systematic research.” EBP is the integration of clinical expertise, patient values, and the best research evidence into the
decision making process for patient care.
Participation Programs – A program that requires active participation by the attendee, such as a hands-on workshop or a
Standards for BOC Approved Providers