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Competency Workshop Committee

Mission statement or goals:
The mission of the Competency Committee is to develop a workshop for students preparing for credentialing exams. The workshop will provide, five separate exams covering the five domains as defined by the NATA-EC and BOC. It will offer a varied program of services to help athletic training students in their quest for professional development and education.

Carla Heffner – Co-Chair
Sarah Mitchell – Co-Chair
Megan Haynes
Jan Kiilsgaard
David Stuckey
Reid Fisher
Stephanie Jevas
Monica Matocha
Mike Terril
Melissa Long
Tim Kent
Joanna Soles
Stephanie Nelson

Registration is Open!
14th ANNUAL SWATA ATHLETIC TRAINING STUDENT COMPETENCY WORKSHOP

January 27-29, 2022

OVERVIEW: The SWATA Competency Workshop is intended to be a complement to CAATE athletic training programs and to assist students preparing for professional credentialing examinations in athletic training (state and/or national exam formats). The examinations, covering the domains of athletic training, will be scored to provide attendees with a baseline of their cognitive knowledge.  Feedback will be provided on exam questions.  The workshop will also provide nationally recognized speakers and networking opportunities.  The District VI Quiz Bowl Competition is also held in conjunction with the Competency Workshop.  The winning team will represent District VI at the NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia.

TARGET AUDIENCE:  College and University Junior, Senior or 1st/2nd Year Master’s athletic training students

2022 DATES:  Thursday, January 27 to Saturday, January 29, 2022

LOCATION:  Campus of Texas State University, San Marcos Texas  

TESTING FORMAT:  Attendees will complete the domain exams via an online format similar to the BOC exam.  The examinations will also be offered via paper and pencil, as needed. However, students are highly encouraged to bring their laptops for wireless internet access.

QUIZ BOWL: The District VI Quiz Bowl Competition is also held in conjunction with the Competency Workshop.  The winning team will represent District VI at the NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia. Students attending the Competency Workshop will be eligible to enter a team for the Quiz Bowl.   To register a team, please email the school and team member names (3 members + alternate) to Grace Savage at gesavage@utep.edu by Friday, January 21st.

REGISTRATION COST:
 

  Early Bird

Nov 1 to Dec 15

Regular

Dec 16 to Jan 8

Late

Jan 9 to Onsite

NATA Member $80 $90 $115
Non-NATA Member $100 $110 $135

**Registration refund requests must be sent directly to Sarah Mitchell (Sarah.Mitchell@tamuc.edu).  Upon approval, a refund will be processed minus a $4.00 refund/cancellation processing fee.

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Hampton Inn & Suites San Marcos
Rate is $114, includes breakfast. Rate is valid through Monday, January 10, 2022. Please click on the Hotel page for details. 

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SWATA COMPETENCY WORKSHOP

  • Assessment of all Domains, with feedback and discussion (multiple practice questions provided)
  • Two tracks available: junior/first year masters student track and a  senior/second year masters student track
  • Information concerning the BOC exam and question format
  • Presentations by leaders in athletic training and sports medicine
  • Active learning (hands-on) labs (such as manual therapy, MMT, etc. 
  • Additional practice questions concerning particular areas (such as pharmacology, psychosocial issues, professional development, EBP)
  • Roundtable discussions with SWATA Young Professional Committee Members 
  • Computer Based Format (similar to BOC exam)
  • Ice-breakers, social activities, and time to network with students and professionals