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Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society Members Continue Their Education During the Summer
Date:7/22/2013

(PRWEB) July 23, 2013

The summer is a typical time for athletic trainers (AT) to begin preparing for the upcoming academic school year, work on administrative duties, and attend continuing educational programming. In order for an Athletic Trainer (AT) to maintain their national certification and state license, they must earn continuing education credits. Currently, over a three year reporting cycle, athletic trainers must earn 75 hours of continuing education (CE’s). Beginning in January 2014, ATs will have to report their continuing education of 50 CEs every two years.

There are many opportunities for athletic trainers to learn new techniques and obtain more education throughout the state. This summer, the Allegheny Mountain Sports Medicine Foundation (AMSMF) in combination with DuBois Regional Medical Center (DRMC) offered two different continuing education opportunities for athletic trainers. Stephen Sheer LAT, ATC, president of the AMSMF helped to coordinate the events. “The AMSMF is a BOC Approved Provider of continuing education and DRMC has great employees with exceptional knowledge and expertise in athletic medicine. The collaboration is an important way to provide education to athletic trainers.” Steven Sheer

The program presented on July 10, 2013 was titled “Nutrition for the Athlete: Getting the Most out of Your Food.” Athletic trainers learned about myths and facts concerning nutrition, as well as, how the proper variety of foods consumed in the diet help performance in activity.

On July 24, 2013 DRMC and AMSMF will put on a program about concussion education. This program will serve as an educational session geared to both the public and athletic trainers. This collaboration fulfills an important need for concussion education for Western Pennsylvanian’s residents. In the Pittsburgh area, ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is conducting an education sessi
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