The ATs Care program is designed to offer crisis management training opportunities for athletic trainers dealing with the aftermath of a critical incident. The mission of the ATs Care Committee is to aid ATs and AT students who have been through a critical incident by utilizing a peer-to peer-system to assist, monitor and encourage these individuals to seek initial support through state or regional ATs Care teams.
Return to Sports and Exercise during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Guidance for High School and Collegiate Athletic Programs” was created to serve as a resource for sports organizations, high schools, and college sports programs to return to sports safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This document will:
Discuss how and why physical distancing presents added and unique risk to athletes.
Identify various risk profiles.
Identify how to mitigate risk with tools and resources already available.
Discuss considerations for interruptions to normal seasons, and when this document may be implemented.5.
Specifically, address the following topics:
Return to physical activity/conditioning
Injury prevention (preventative training programs)
These resources have been created by NATA committee members for the purposes of assisting the general membership-at-large. While we have attempted to provide resources that are both accurate and reflective of the information available at the time of creation, NATA makes no express or implied representation or warranty as to the information contained herein. NATA and the respective authors shall not be liable nor responsible to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damage arising from its use. Athletic trainers should consult and act consistently with all applicable laws, including local and state practice acts, and other rules and policies.
"PROGRAMMATIC ASSESSMENT IN A REMOTE WORLD: USING TECHNOLOGY AND EVIDENCE TO ASSESS STUDENT LEARNING AND PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS IN ATHLETIC TRAINING AND THERAPY"
The program provided a brief overview of approaches to programmatic assessment, and the "assessment AS learning" approach in athletic training education contexts, and demonstrated the use of Microsoft Forms and Qualtrics for the development of valid and meaningful modules that can be used as progress tests and/or summative outcomes measures. Given the adaptations required from the COVID-19 situation, valid, online assessment modules are even more relevant and needed for programmatic assessment and accreditation compliance.
The Leadership Cabinet of the NATA EducATionalists Community has put together a comprehensive, 150 source, database, or spreadsheet of sources here (on Gather) related to AT and health professions education for all EducATionalists in the membership. Inspired by the COVID-19 quarantine and requisite move to remote learning for most, if not all AT education programs, the Cabinet wanted to provide various, quick access (mostly free) resources to help educators with: