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Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training Online CE Course

Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training Online CE Course

$189.00 USD

Available As

    Online Course

    Course components can be delivered as printed products or online: Learning Objectives
    After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
    • Outline the five steps in performing EBP searches.
    • Demonstrate competence in performing critical appraisals of each type and level of evidence in the evidence pyramid.
    • Begin to implement the latest evidence into your own daily practice and assess outcome measures.
    • Compare quantitative and qualitative research methods and designs.
    • Develop a thorough understanding of research ethics and abide by those principles throughout your career.
    Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training CE Course provides essential information on the fundamentals of evidence-based practice (EBP) for certified athletic trainers looking to earn EBP CEUs as required by the Board of Certification (BOC).

    This dynamic course merges an informative text with peer-reviewed journal articles for a deep understanding of evidence-based practice. Content covers research evaluation and the implementation of evidence-based practice in athletic training clinical practice. Athletic trainers will learn to formulate clinical questions, perform research on current studies, analyze the available data, and apply the principles in their practice in order to provide the best and most accurate care possible. The study guide is divided into units, and each unit includes a journal article from the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation (JSR). A series of 15 to 20 multiple-choice or true-or-false questions conclude each unit to review and reinforce concepts. A final exam consists of 50 multiple-choice and true-or-false questions that address concepts throughout the course materials. Upon passing the exam, individuals may print out and submit a certificate for continuing education credits.

    Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training CE Course supports the initiative in the athletic training profession to integrate the best new research and evidence into clinical decision making with the goal of improving patient outcomes. Certified athletic trainers completing this course may earn continuing education units to apply toward the newly required evidence-based practice category to maintain their certification.


    A continuing education course for certified athletic trainers seeking further education in evidence-based practice.

    Table of Contents

    Course Introduction
    Overview of Evidence-Based Practice
    Review questions for chapters 1 to 3 of the print book:
    EBP models
    PICO and searching
    Threats and strengths to research
    Read the selected article from the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
    Answer the review questions (15 total)
    Critical Appraisal of EBP in AT
    Review questions for chapters 4 to 8
    Diagnostic research
    Prognostic research
    Systematic reviews and meta-analyses
    Clinical practice guidelines
    Review outcome measures
    Read the selected article from the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
    Answer the review questions (20 total)
    Research Statistics and Design
    Review questions for chapters 9 to 11
    Quantitative research
    Qualitative research
    Research ethics
    Read the selected article from the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
    Answer the review questions (15 total)
    Course Exam: 50-question multiple-choice or true-or-false questions

    About the Author

    Scot Raab, PhD, is an assistant professor in the athletic training education program at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Raab earned his PhD in teaching and administration and has more than 20 years of experience in clinical practice, higher education instruction, and methodological review to contribute to EBP education. He teaches several research courses and mentors undergraduate and graduate students in research projects.

    Debbie Craig, PhD, is the director of the athletic training education program in the department of physical therapy and athletic training and a professor at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. With more than a decade of clinical practice in athletic training and a PhD in educational leadership, Craig is an authority in EBP and research protocols. She teaches EBP to graduate students and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.


    All ancillaries are free to course adopters and available at

    Instructor guide. Includes a sample syllabus, chapter summaries, and suggestions on incorporating these elements in class as well as suggestions for classroom and lab activities, assignments, and class projects that will engage students in critical thinking. An annotated list of suggested readings is included for instructors.

    Presentation package plus image bank. Includes a robust collection of PowerPoint slides that present key concepts from every chapter. These slides can be modified, rearranged, and manipulated to fit the syllabus of each class and can also be used as handouts for classroom activities. The image bank includes all of the tables and figures from the book, which can be used in the PowerPoint slides for classroom lectures and activities. The images are organized by chapter for easy navigation.

    The presentation package plus image bank is also available for purchase • ISBN 978-1-4504-9815-9