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Athletic Training -- Research Starters Education

By: Hinkle Smith, Shelby L.;

2008 / EBSCO


This article defines and describes the academic discipline of athletic training. Athletic training is discussed in the context of its professional organization, the National Athletic Trainers Association[8] (NATA) and through the discussion of athletic training education programs and the program accreditation[1] process. Important topics in the development of athletic training students are also addressed including professional development, learning styles[7] and teaching methods. The development of professionalism and suggestions for developing students' professionalism are offered as well as research on the learning styles of athletic training students. Effective teaching methods are also discussed within the context of the clinical education setting.