Emergency & Primary Care
in Athletic Training Practice Certificate

EPCAT Certificate for Athletic Trainers

The Emergency & Primary Care in Athletic Training Practice Certificate (EPCAT) Practice Certificate is designed to provide the certified athletic trainer with a stream-lined, evidence-based approach to the most current emergency/primary care skills, techniques, and literature, allowing athletic trainers to succeed in a dynamic healthcare society. The curriculum is based on changes within the CAATE Educational Standards for athletic trainers and the most recent AT Practice Analysis. This program focuses on evidence-based patient-centered care and advanced management. The EPCAT certificate program is designed to offer continuing education for athletic trainers on changes in athletic training while offering academic credits.

The certificate focuses on the following areas:

  • Preventative Practices
  • Orthopedic Applications & Procedures
  • Emergency Procedures & Care
  • Biomedical Testing & Imaging
  • Current Healthcare Technology Applications

Educators Pathway:

For athletic training educators who are seeking ways to teach emergency and primary care didactic and clinical skills, the courses in the certificate include an educator’s pathway to learn instructional designs, methods, delivery and assessment accumulating into focused lesson plans.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Current BOC certification or AT licensure.
Study Healthcare Leadership and Administration online

Academic Model

Hybrid Approach – Online education with one on-site immersion experience (3-4 days)

Length: 3 semesters (12 months)
Continuing Education: BOC Continuing Education Units provided
Earn 10 Academic Credits (with bridge opportunities into RMU Master’s of Health Science or PhD program)

Courses are instructed by practicing athletic training advanced clinicians and athletic training educators with years of hybrid and online teaching experiences who are well known within the profession. Learning will take place via discussion boards and collaborative team assignments with practicing athletic trainers from across the country, increasing your professional networking opportunities. Concepts and skills learned in this program will be frequently used in your clinical practice.

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