Athletic Trainers have a requirement to get 50 CEU’s every two years. Now the most units offered at one time and place is the NATA clinical symposia and AT expo, which isn’t always affordable or timely for everyone. Thankfully there are hundreds of opportunities to get CEU’s for FREE! There are several online websites that offer free CEU’s that range from online anatomy labs, lectures, and webinars. Using these resources is crucial in maintaining our credentials and being up to date on the most recent literature and research. It is very important to not only complete the task of taking these courses, but to also learn from the information. Learning and applying the new information into clinical practice is what will enhance us as clinicians and educators. Which brings me back to the question: Do you think that you could pass the BOC exam right now? I encourage you all to evaluate the curriculum of the CEU’s that you are taking and determine if it is helping you become a better clinician, as well as prepared for taking the BOC exam.
-Shannan Rowe LAT, ATC