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
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.