QHow has the enhanced Standards for BOC Approved Providers impacted your program development and administrative
processes to offer continuing education programs
for Athletic Trainers?
AWhile we had traditionally delivered a web- based needs assessment survey to ATs on an annual basis, utilizing the practices defined
in the Standards for BOC Approved Providers has
allowed us to better predict and target knowledge
gaps. In addition, it has also demanded that program
development follow a more systematic process.
Once the knowledge gap is identified, faculty along
with the program’s administrative staff, work together
to produce an educational solution to meet the need.
Communication and co-development between
faculty and administrative staff is critical if the
program is going to meet the defined requirements.
QWhat challenges and hurdles did your organization overcome to comply with the Standards?
AThe main challenge has been accurately and effectively ensuring that course participants are truly meeting the targeted learning
objectives. We had traditionally utilized post course
surveys and questionnaires for this but these are
not adequate to ascertain learning objectives that
related to psychomotor skills. Finding an efficient
and effective way to assess competency in the
performance of these skills has been a challenge,
but again, administrative staff working closely with
In each issue of the AP Update, the BOC recognizes a BOC Approved Provider for notable efforts to
enhance its continuing education programs for Athletic Trainers (ATs). Featured organizations follow the
guidelines set forth in the BOC Approved Provider Handbook and comply with the Standards for BOC
This issue’s featured BOC Approved Provider is Select Medical Corporation, a BOC Approved Provider
since 1994. Alan Evans, Director of Outpatient Education, shares his company’s experience as it adapted
its procedures to comply with the BOC Standards. His team includes Erin Melton, Maureen Hoehne and
Michelle Johnson who also work regulatory with the BOC.
Select Medical Corporation
Featured BOC Approved Provider