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Athletic Training Terms

NATA:  National Athletic Trainers’ Association, founded in 1950.  Organization that is member driven (approx. 30,000 members worldwide).  www.nata.org

BOC:  Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer.  Develops and handles the certification exams.  www.bocatc.org

CAATE:  The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) grants accreditation to programs for the Athletic Trainer.  www.caate.org

NATA-EC:  NATA Education Council develops clinical proficiencies and competencies used by entry-level Certified Athletic Trainers.  The proficiencies and competencies are then used by the BOC to develop the certification exams.  The CAATE use these proficiencies and competencies as a guideline when evaluating a college/university for accreditation or re-accreditation.  http://www.nataec.org/

Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) or Athletic Trainer

Athletic Training Student

CIE:  Clinical Instructor Educator – Jeremy Erdmann, ATC who has completed the CIE training course and provides the ACI training course for that particular institution

ACI:  Approved Clinical Instructor – An ATC who has went through the ACI training course

CI:  Clinical Instructor – Other Allied Healthcare Professional, not an ATC or an ATC who has either not completed the ACI training course or has less than one year of experience

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