1) How many students are currently in your program(s)?
Nebraska Wesleyan University
Program Director - Mark Stutz
2) Do you teach any class(es)? If so, which one(s)?
Yes. Physical Examination of the Upper Extremity,
Physical Examination of the Lower Extremity,
Therapeutic Modalities, Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries,
Organization and Administration of Athletic Training,
Health Assessment, Advanced Emergency Care, and
Introduction to Allied Health.
3) Do you use the BOC Self Assessment Exam(s) as tools
to assist your students in preparing for the exam? How?
Our students are shown several resources to assist
them in preparing for the exam. This is one of those
4) How do you prepare your students for the BOC exam?
In order to prepare students for the BOC exam, many
of the tests they take throughout the program have
multiple responses and are completed on the computer.
During their senior year, students review many of their
proficiencies in their final clinical course and are required
to pass a comprehensive examination that they take on
the computer as part of their senior capstone course.
Like other exams taken throughout the program, this
comprehensive exam contains questions with multiple
responses and covers all domains of Athletic Training.
5) What study materials do you recommend to your
Athletic Training Exam Review: A Student Guide to
Success, Fourth Edition by Lynn Van Ost, MEd, RN, PT,
ATC ; Karen Manfre, MA, ATR ; Karen Lew, MEd, ATC,
LAT ALSO: Study Guide for the BOC, Inc., Athletic
Trainer Certification Examination, Fourth Edition by
Susan L. Rozzi, Michelle G. Futrell, and Douglas M.
Kleiner (comes with a CD).
6) Please provide some tips for
how you prepare your students
for entering the real world (e.g.
completing the BOC
paperwork post-exam; state
certification; NPI numbers).
In order to prepare students
for entering the real world,
the NWU ATEP faculty assist
the students in many ways.
This starts with resume and cover letter writing while
students are still in the program and includes how to
conduct a job search and how to prepare for a job
interview. Additionally, we explain what paperwork is
required of them once they have successfully passed
the BOC exam and have graduated. We also assist
them with this process when questions arise. Another
example is that we counsel them on the importance
of knowing the licensing requirements for the state
where they will be working as an AT and assist them in
completing the necessary paperwork as needed.
Mark Stutz, PhD, LAT, ATC
PD at Nebraska
since August 2011
7) Do you have any tips, suggestions or questions for
I believe that students are more prepared for what
is ahead of them when they are armed with all of
the necessary information, and I believe that as the
“information center” it is my job to disseminate the
appropriate information to them in order to help them
successfully navigate through the process of preparing
and applying for taking the BOC exam as well as
completing all requirements to obtain their certification
and other credentialing requirements. While it is
ultimately their responsibility to initiate and complete the
steps, the students know they can call on me or other
members of the faculty for information and assistance