•;Letter from the
•;BOC Partners with Books
•;New Videos Introduce
Candidates to Website
Highlights: Christine Odell
and Jackie Williams
•;Are Your Students
Putting Your Program and
Themselves at Risk?
•;How to Handle
Graduation Date Changes
•;I Passed the BOC Exam.
•;2014 Exam Deadlines
Letter from the Credentialing Services
Dear Program Director,
Welcome to 2014! The information in this edition of the PD Update will assist you,
your students and preceptors in the second half of the school year. I encourage you
to forward the PD Update to your students and preceptors.
As always, this PD Update contains articles to help you be a knowledgeable resource
for your athletic training students. The articles inside answer common Program
Director questions, like how to handle changes in graduation dates. Stories explore
issues facing current students, such as the risk involved in athletic training internships
and summer jobs. And, of course, articles provide news on the latest BOC tools and
guides – so you can Be Certain. ™ you have the most up-to-date information to give
your students and preceptors.
We are also pleased to feature two Program Directors in this PD Update: Christine
Odell of Metropolitan State University of Denver and Jackie Williams of Slippery
Rock University. Both offer insight into how they prepare students for a career in
Finally, please note that there were several errors in the 2014 Exam Deadlines that
appeared in the winter Cert Update. Please refer to Page 9 in this edition of PD
Update or to the BOC website for the correct dates. Be Certain. ™ your preceptors
and students are aware the correct dates can be found on the BOC website.
The BOC website is a great resource for BOC exam and certification related
questions. Please contact me at StacyA@bocatc.org or call (877) 262-3926 ext.
113 if you have comments, questions or concerns regarding the exam or suggestions
on how we can improve the PD Update and BOC services.
Credentialing Services Manager