Idaho State University
Program Director - Dani Moffit
PROGRAM DIRECTOR HIGHLIGHTS
Dani Moffit, PhD, LAT, ATC is Program Director and Assistant
Professor, Master of Science in Athletic Training Program, ISU
Sport Science and PE Department, at Idaho State University
in Pocatello, Idaho.
1) How long have you been a PD at this institution?
I started in the fall of 2012. I was hired to start the master’s
degree program, so the first class of students I had was in the
summer of 2013.
2) How many students are currently in your program(s)?
We have 2 second-year students, 4 first-year students, 1 dual
degree student studying for physical therapy and a master’s in
athletic training and 1 with a degree in physical therapy who is
here to complete a master’s degree in athletic training.
3) Do you teach any classes? If so, which one(s)?
Yes, I teach the following:
• Foundations of Athletic Training
• Physical Assessment of Lower Extremities
• Physical Assessment of Spine and Upper Extremities
• Pathophysiology and General Medical Assessment
• Organization and Administration of Athletic Training
• Capstone Assessment
4) Do you use the BOC Self Assessment Exam(s) to
assist your students in preparing for the exam? How?
In the spring of a student’s last semester, I purchase one of
the self-assessment exams, and we complete it together in
class. We work our way around the room so each person
is required to answer questions and not one person is
answering every question. I use this time to break down the
questions and we look at
1. How is the question
written? (Does it say
2. What are the words to
look for in the question?
(Do you see the word
3. What is the question
asking? (Don’t start
thinking beyond the
Reviewing the sample questions and overall feedback seems
to take away the anxiety of the unknown. The process seems
to help students feel less panic because they have an idea of
what to expect. I always encourage them to take at least one
of the other self-assessment exams on their own, just to get
used to the exam format.
5) How do you prepare your students for the BOC exam?
The focus of our program is preparation for the BOC exam.
This includes the knowledge and skills taught in the didactic
courses to the knowledge and skills applied in the clinical
portion of the program. I remind the students often that this
is not like their undergraduate program. The cumulative
exam is at the end of the program and not just the end of the
We integrate the BOC Practice Analysis into our curriculum
planning and all position statements in our courses. I also
have bi-weekly seminars for the second year students in
Dani Moffit, PhD, LAT, ATC
Idaho State University