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Management Strategies in Athletic Training-5th Edition

Management Strategies in Athletic Training-5th Edition

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    Athletic trainers require more administrative knowledge than ever before, and Management Strategies in Athletic Training, Fifth Edition, is designed to help them master that knowledge.

    The latest edition of this respected text prepares athletic trainers to be successful in any setting and with any clientele. It does so by presenting new material that covers trends and issues that today’s athletic trainers are facing.

    New to this Edition
    Management Strategies in Athletic Training, Fifth Edition, offers a great deal of new content:
    • A new chapter on the profession, addressing its history, differentiation between various NATA committees, the evolution of athletic training, and more
    • A new chapter on professional advocacy that explains how bills become law, the need for advocacy in the profession, the value of youth sport safety legislation, and more
    • New content on documentation, injury surveillance, NATA position statements, reimbursement and salary issues, and new athletic training CPT codes
    • A new appendix that lists each state’s scope of practice, board and structure, and regulations for athletic training
    Management Strategies in Athletic Training, Fifth Edition, also includes thoroughly updated content in many areas:
    • Preparticipation physical exam standards and drug education and testing standards
    • Emergency planning
    • Health care financial management
    • Legal testimony and depositions
    • Ethical practices in sports medicine
    • Legal standards
    • Employment settings
    • Negotiation skills
    • OSHA requirements for health care facilities
    Management Strategies in Athletic Training, Fifth Edition, comes with these ancillaries:
    • An instructor guide that is loaded with useful instructional aids, including student activity suggestions, extra case studies, suggested readings, and a sample syllabus
    • Chapter quizzes with 183 questions you can use to generate tests and quizzes
    • An image bank that includes the majority of the figures and tables from the text, which you can use in creating your presentations
    Text Features
    At the end of each chapter, you will find two helpful tools: case studies with questions for analysis, which will help students apply concepts and theories to real-world situations, and a key concepts review section that repeats the chapter objectives and shows how the chapter addressed those objectives.

    The text also provides these pedagogical aids to enhance the student learning experience:
    • Key words
    • Pearls of Management sidebars that provide insights that readers will find useful during their careers as athletic trainers
    • Glossary
    • Chapter objectives
    • Sample forms
    • Key Points (nuggets of practical information)
    Strong Content for Many Audiences
    Management Strategies in Athletic Training, Fifth Edition, is a comprehensive resource for all athletic trainers, meeting the bulk of the discipline-specific content for an entry-level athletic training curriculum. The text is suitable for entry-level students preparing for credentialing and certification, graduate students preparing for credentialing or working toward an advanced degree, athletic training residents seeking to reinforce and apply leadership techniques in their residency, and practicing athletic trainers who want to update their knowledge and skills in athletic training administration.

    Equipped to Meet Today’s and Tomorrow’s Challenges
    Management Strategies in Athletic Training, Fifth Edition, is the ideal text to prepare athletic trainers of the future to deal effectively with the many administrative and managerial challenges they will face in an increasingly complex and changing health care environment. Practitioners will find the book’s contemporary approach to addressing today’s management culture very refreshing.


    Text for undergraduate- and graduate-level athletic training courses. Reference for athletic training residents and practitioners.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. The Profession of Athletic Training
    Evolution of Athletic Training Education
    National Athletic Trainers’ Association
    Board of Certification
    Appropriate Terminology
    Women in Athletic Training
    Ethnic Minorities in Athletic Training
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 2. Principles of Management
    Foundations of Management
    Three Management Roles
    Improving Managerial Effectiveness
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 3. Program Management
    Vision Statements
    Mission Statements
    Meeting and Conferences
    Program Evaluation
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 4. Human Resource Management
    Factors Related to the Sports Medicine Organization
    Staff Selection
    Personnel Deployment
    Staff Supervision
    Performance Evaluation
    Fair Labor Standards Act and Athletic Training
    Work–Life Balance
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 5. Financial Resource Management
    Purchasing Supplies, Equipment, and Services
    Inventory Management
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 6. Facility Design and Planning
    Conceptual Development
    Elements of Sports Medicine Facility Design
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 7. Information Management
    Why Document?
    Two Kinds of Information
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 8. Revenue for Health Care Services
    Insurance Systems
    Third-Party Reimbursement
    Claims Processing
    Purchasing Insurance Services
    Revenue Models
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 9. Ethics in Sports Medicine
    Defining Ethics
    Relationship Between Legal and Ethical Considerations
    The Act of Whistle-Blowing
    Practicing Ethically as an Athletic Trainer
    Cultural Competence
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 10. Legal Considerations in Sports Medicine
    Legal Principles
    Reducing the Risk of Legal Liability
    Strategies for Dealing With Legal Challenges
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 11. Professional Advocacy
    How Laws Are Made
    Athletic Training Legislation
    How to Become an Advocate for the Athletic Training Profession
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 12. Administration of Clinical Policies and Procedures
    Development of a Clinical Policy and Procedure
    Appropriate Medical Coverage
    Camp Coverage
    Crisis Intervention Management
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 13. Preparticipation Physical Examinations
    Why PPEs Are Performed
    When PPEs Should Be Conducted
    Where and How PPEs Should Be Conducted
    What to Evaluate During the PPE
    Legal Considerations
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 14. Drug Education and Testing
    Why Drug Testing Should Be Performed
    When Drug Testing Should Be Performed
    How Drug Testing Should Be Performed
    Pharmacological Policy
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 15. Emergency Action Planning
    Communication Procedures
    Venue-Specific Plan
    Special Considerations
    Learning Aids
    Appendix A. Health Care Professionals
    Appendix B. SWOT Analysis for a Sports Medicine Program
    Appendix C. NATA Code of Ethics
    Appendix D. Athletic Training: State Regulation, Scope of Practice, Board and Structure, and Regulation
    About the Authors

    About the Author

    Jeff G. Konin, PhD, ATC, PT, FACSM, FNATA, is chair of the physical therapy department and a Ryan Research professor of neuroscience at the University of Rhode Island (URI) as well as an adjunct professor in the department of family medicine at Brown University. Dr. Konin is a founding partner in The Rehberg Konin Group, which provides scientific investigation, research, and litigation support services for incidents involving sports, physical activity, and rehabilitation. He is the author of the textbooks Clinical Athletic Training; Special Tests for Orthopedic Examination; Documentation for Athletic Training; Reimbursement for Athletic Training; Sports Medicine Conditions—Return to Play: Recognition, Treatment, Planning; Rehabilitation from the Perspective of the Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist; Working as a Team Physician; Practical Kinesiology for the Physical Therapist Assistant; and Sports Emergency Care. He is a coauthor of the NATA position statement Preparticipation Physical Examinations and Disqualifying Conditions, a contributing writer to the NATA’s Best Practice Guidelines for Athletic Training Documentation, and a contributor to the NATA’s Sports Medicine Legal Digest newsletter.

    Konin is a fellow of both the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). He is a recipient of the NATA Service Award (2008), the NATA Continuing Education Excellence Award (2008), the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association Education/Administration Athletic Trainer of the Year Award (2010), and the NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award (2011).

    Konin received his doctorate in physical therapy from Nova Southeastern University, a master of physical therapy from the University of Delaware, a master of education from the University of Virginia, and a bachelor of science from Eastern Connecticut State University.

    Richard Ray, EdD, ATC, is provost emeritus and a professor of kinesiology at Hope College. He has been a member of the Hope College faculty since 1982 and previously served as the college’s chief academic officer, dean for the social sciences, and chair of the department of kinesiology. He was the college's head athletic trainer, and he developed the academic program in athletic training at Hope. He is the author of more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and three books on sports medicine, leadership in higher education, and health care management.


    All ancillaries are free to course adopters and available at

    Instructor guide. Contains useful instructional aids, including student activity suggestions, extra case studies, suggested readings, and a sample syllabus.

    Image bank. Includes most of the figures, tables, and photos from the text, sorted by chapter, to provide instructors with flexibility when creating their own customized presentations, handouts, and other course resources.

    The image bank is also available for purchase • ISBN 978-1-4925-5962-7

    Chapter quizzes. Includes 183 questions you can use to generate tests and quizzes.