The Future of Athletic Training Education – 330

Dr. Mark Merrick joins the Sports Medicine Broadcast again to discuss the new competencies and educational standards and the future of Athletic Training Education.

A good summary of the talk:

We are preparing the Athletic Trainer of tomorrow to improve efficiency and decrease inconvenience improving the overall patient care.

The goal is being able to provide the services needed to the patients in front of me. 

Dr. Josh Yellen and the U of H Masters Of Athletic Training program join in the discussion as well.

Show Notes 330

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Frio Hydration will have an amazing booth set up at NATA 2017 in Houston.  Tell Rob the Sports Medicine Broadcast sent you.



The End of the ICE Age with Dr. Mark Merrick – 289

YouTube video of his presentation
Bubba and I took a road trip to South Padre Island to cover SPATS hosted by the Valley Athletic Trainer’s Association.  We recorded the sessions and interviewed almost all of the speakers.  Some of the recordings pick up noise, but this is a live event.
All the lectures and handouts will be uploaded to Google Drive.
Once the school year resumes we will return to our regular format.
Thanks to
Robbie McFarlin @
Bubba Wilson – my driving buddy
Jazmin Dozal  Nicole Cascia and several others for the contributions.
Also be sure you are signed up for the SMB Email List as there will be codes and prizes given out from that list for our partnership with
SPATS is truly an awesome conference.  If you want to relax and learn and enjoy networking, camaraderie and island life, I highly recommend checking this out for yourself. Use the coupon code “SMB” and see if it gets you a discount.

What’s next in Athletic Training Education – 203

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ELM or Entry Level Master's programs are the future, that is a done deal.  So moving forward we want to discuss what Athletic Training Education will look like in the future with Dr, Mark Merrick, President of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.

Discussion topics:
Overview of the ELM program
Where are we going from here?
What is the CAATE currently working on?
What do you foresee in the future for Athletic Training Education?