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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Kirk W.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:20:14Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:20:14Z
dc.date.issued2001-12-12en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-12132001-144819en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/30071
dc.description.abstractAthletic training is an allied healthcare profession which at the present time offers two routes for certification. Students can sit for the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (NATABOC) through successfully completing either an accredited curriculum program or an internship program and pass the NATABOC examination in order to practice as a certified athletic trainer. In January 2004, the internship option towards certification will be eliminated. If institutions want to continue to qualify students to take the NATABOC examination, they must develop curriculum programs that meet the Standards and Guidelines set by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) before this date. To develop an athletic training education program, Program Directors must implement the new standards into their programs in accordance with CAAHEP and institutional policies. The purpose of this study was to survey current Athletic Training Education Program Directors and identify how they developed their programs, with their available resources, to meet CAAHEP accreditation standards. The population selected to identify and describe the current trends of program development included Program Directors from all currently accredited undergraduate athletic training programs (N = 114). Of the 114 participants surveyed, 53 (46%) responded. Using Internet technology, a cross-sectional survey instrument was constructed to electronically survey current Program Directors of accredited undergraduate athletic training programs. The data gathered were primarily informational, and the analysis of this data was descriptive in nature. Data analysis identified, trends regarding the demographics of current Program Directors, curricular patterns, and institutional support roles. The new CAAHEP standards appear to necessitate greater institutional support in terms of faculty and resources, scientific and technological upgrades in curriculum, and clearly defined academic placement for Program Directors.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartfinaldissertationkwb.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectAthletic Trainingen_US
dc.subjectAccreditationen_US
dc.subjectProgram Directoren_US
dc.titleIdentifying the Current Program Development Trends for Accredited Undergraduate Athletic Training Educational Programsen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentTeaching and Learningen_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCurriculum and Instructionen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairGraham, George M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKrouscas, James A. Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWeber, Larry J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMagliaro, Susan G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGlasgow, Margareten_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-12132001-144819/en_US
dc.date.sdate2001-12-13en_US
dc.date.rdate2002-12-17
dc.date.adate2001-12-17en_US


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