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Orthopedic Specialty

A Specialty Credential That Underscores Your Specialty—Orthopedics.

The Board of Certification is pleased to announce the BOC Orthopedic Specialty Certification (orthopedic specialty) for Athletic Trainers. Armed with this specialty Athletic Trainers will be better positioned to work within the orthopedic field where they are highly valued by employers for increasing throughput, serving as an extension of the physician, connecting systems to create efficiency, and building patient relationships.

This is the only board-certified orthopedic specialty for Athletic Trainers with advanced knowledge, skills and experience in orthopedics. It’s a major step on a pathway toward improved working conditions, compensation, advancement and respect in the health care community. For Athletic Trainers, this means a viable, long-term career filled with opportunities to distinguish themselves in the delivery of patient care and earning recognition and respect for the experience, focus and skills they demonstrate.

In tandem with this launch, the BOC is working on a comprehensive initiative to educate employers about the value of Athletic Trainers, and in this case – the specialized value inherent in the orthopedic specialty. Please make sure to share the contacts within your organization that we should be connecting with. It’s a crucial part of a targeted effort on your behalf.

“In a physician practice – ATs (Athletic Trainers) tend to generate more money for the organization-they possess a better skillset.”




Why Earn Specialty Certification?

The orthopedic specialty is much more than a certificate earned after a day-long seminar. It is the first and only board-certified specialty for Athletic Trainers who specialize in orthopedics and it is backed by the Board of Certification’s rigorous process and standards.

Are you ready to take your career to the next level?

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