BOC Approved Provider: A Solid Foundation Begins with the Gap

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A house with “good bones” is a solid investment and can be an ideal place to live. As you build your continuing education programs, think of the process of identifying the ‘gap’ between current practice and ideal practice — a deficiency — as establishing the solid foundation for your educational program. This is a crucial step one in program development. Your program should be designed to close the gap by creating a solution to the problem.

How to Find the Gap

Gaps don’t have to be flaws or impossible challenges. Core concepts that need to be learned and practiced are relatively common for all Athletic Trainers (ATs). Use the workflow below to identify and address ATs’ knowledge gaps. This process will ultimately help to establish the solid foundation of your program long before it’s built.

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