Weber State University
Program Director - Valerie W. Herzog
PROGRAM DIRECTOR HIGHLIGHTS
prep courses (undergraduate and graduate).
Yes, I encourage the students to take the exams online
to identify their weaker areas.
In the BOC exam preparation class, students complete
and/or concept that they are not fully confident about.
I then ask them to use that list to study from, by
unsure of. I explain that one of the mistakes students
make is to continually study the content they already
know well. Instead, I encourage them to focus on the
know well. In class
they were assigned to
complete and discuss
the content as needed.
on the same content
areas, although they
During the following
The students also go through all of the Athletic Training
confidence/knowledge on each on a scale of 1-10. I
tally all of the scores together to determine the weakest
areas for the class as a whole. Students are then
assigned two to four competencies that were rated the
(using the app, “Flashcards Deluxe”) for study tools that
are used by the whole class.
6) What study materials do you recommend to your
Athletic Training Exam Review: A Student Guide to
Success, by Lynn Van Ost.
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Valerie W. Herzog, EdD, LAT, ATC
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