A Protocol for Addressing Psycho-Socio-Emotional Needs of the Physically Active

Document Type

Grant Proposal

Date Accepted

Summer 2007

Project Description/Abstract

The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is committed to providing the highest quality of programming to area professionals. This workshop will be developed and offered to nationally certified Athletic Trainers on a new protocol for addressing the psycho-socio-emotional needs of physically active clients. This topic, more than any others, is recognized by experiences athletic trainers as a deficit in their educational preparation. Although required by the American College of Sports Medicine in accredited programs focused on fitness and rehabilitation, knowledge and skills in this topic area remain underdeveloped in national standards for the athletic training profession. The intent of this workshop is to instruct experienced athletic trainers on Change Theory and the Decision-Making model so they can assess readiness for change in the clients. Having assessed the client’s readiness, practitioners will learn how to identify strategies to help clients be successful in making a positive and enduring change.

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