Preparing for the Athletic Trainers' Certification Examination

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Human Kinetics, 2002 - Education - 206 pages
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How can you improve an already comprehensive study guide and make it even more useful for those taking the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Board of Certification exam? Lorin Cartwright has done it with the second edition of Preparing for the Athletic Trainers' Certification Examination.

This new resource not only brings you up to date on significant changes in the exam since the first edition, but it also arms you with a vast number of tools to make passing the exam easier than ever.

Here's what makes this revised edition an even better resource:
-Up-to-date information about changes in the exam and its administration, including the number of questions and the certification process

-Multiple tests that provide a more thorough preparation for the exam

-Tips on studying for various portions of the exam

-New test-taking ideas to help you get more mileage out of study time
Preparing for the Athletic Trainers' Certification Examination, Second Edition,is designed to reduce your test-day anxieties by showing you what to expect on the exam. By working on the questions in the study guide, you'll learn how the test is structured and what types of material are covered. Plus, you'll have more opportunities to assess your knowledge and skill in every area of athletic training so that you can pinpoint the weak areas you need to brush up on.

You'll find the equivalent of four complete written exams in the book. Each question is fully referenced and documented, so if you need additional information about a particular topic, you'll know which resources to turn to for help.

Preparing for the Athletic Trainers' Certification Examination, Second Edition,is divided into three parts. Part Iprovides useful background information about the NATA certification exam that every test taker should know, including administrative procedures, eligibility requirements, and test-scoring methods. It also discusses registration and test-day procedures, provides helpful hints for reducing anxiety and increasing studying efficiency, suggests general tips for test day, and explains how to interpret your test results.

Part IIgives you detailed information about each of the three sections of the certification exam: the written examination, the oral/practical test, and the written simulation. For each section of the test, the book explains what the section examines, how questions are presented, how much time you have to complete the section, and how the section is scored. Included are test-taking strategies to help you succeed on the exam.

Part IIIcontains the most comprehensive list of sample test questions available for students studying for the NATA certification exam. You'll find hundreds of questions that simulate the real exam and provide you with an excellent opportunity to assess your athletic training knowledge and sharpen your test-taking abilities.

Concise and easy to use, this text is essential for anyone who wants to develop the test-taking skills and strategies required to pass the NATA Board of Certification Exam on the first try.

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About the author (2002)

Lorin Cartwright, MS, EMT, ATC, CAA, is the athletic director at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Since she became certified as an athletic trainer in 1980, Lorin has put her knowledge and experience to good use by helping numerous students study for and pass the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) certification exam. Not only has she served as an examiner for several NATA exams, which has given her insights into common errors students make on the test, but she also has taken numerous certification tests herself and learned firsthand about test-taking strategies and skills.

Lorin received an MS in education from the University of Michigan in 1981. She is a member of NATA, the National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association, and the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society. She earned the NATA Distinguished Service Award in 1999 and in 2000 and became a certified athletic administrator (CAA).

In addition to being a frequent speaker at NATA national clinical symposiums, Lorin is the author of several articles on injury prevention. In 1994 she became the first woman, as well as the first high school athletic trainer, to be elected president of District IV of NATA. She is also the coauthor of Athletic Training for Student Assistants. In 2001, she was honored as part of the inaugural class of distinguished alumni in residence at Grand Valley State University.

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