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Athletic Trainers' BOC Exam Prep Enhanced Online Course

Athletic Trainers' BOC Exam Prep Enhanced Online Course


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    The Athletic Trainers’ BOC Exam Prep Enhanced Online Course prepares students and individuals for the qualifying exam to become a certified athletic trainer with the
    Board of Certification (BOC). The course delves into the complexities of the BOC online examination and allows users to review vital information through interactive questions.

    This prep course provides hundreds of online practice questions that mimic the difficulty and range of questions found on the test, as well as extensive references, lists of study resources, and in-depth information on the format and content of the exam. Instead of practicing on paper, students can practice in an online interface that easily translates to the exam and become comfortable and confident with the style of the exam. Students will be tested on foundational knowledge and key concepts that are necessary for becoming a certified athletic trainer through each practice question and subject-specific chapter they encounter.

    The Athletic Trainers’ BOC Exam Prep Enhanced Online Course is divided into easily manageable chapters. Chapters 1 to 3 as well as chapter 10 provide logistical help on what to expect before, during, and after the actual exam, including examples of the online interface used in taking the exam, information on registration and policies, study tips and lists of resources, and a sample study calendar to put students at ease and help them feel confident in their preparation.

    Chapters 4 to 8 are each devoted to one of the five subject-matter domains that are covered on the exam: injury and illness prevention and wellness protection, clinical evaluation and diagnosis, immediate and emergency care, treatment and rehabilitation, and organizational and professional health and well-being. Each chapter consists predominantly of practice questions in multiple-choice and interactive formats, including multiple-select questions, matching, hotspot, drag-and-drop activities, and image-based multiple-choice. To help students practice real-world application, some questions are grouped into focused testlets that all relate to a central scenario. Upon completing each question, students receive immediate feedback on their answers, and in the case of incorrect answers, resources are provided so that they can find the correct information.

    Chapter 9 compiles questions from the various subject-specific chapters into three comprehensive practice exams. These exams mimic the questions and test-taking environment of the actual BOC examination. Students will use the information and skills they have acquired throughout the rest of the text to complete the practice tests. At the conclusion of the practice exam, students are presented with a cumulative score so they can gauge which knowledge areas need improvement.

    Athletic Trainers’ BOC Exam Prep Enhanced Online Course is an essential resource for students and individuals looking to be prepared and confident for their athletic trainer certification examination.


    Students in athletic training programs and other individuals who are preparing to take the Board of Certification (BOC) exam to become a certified athletic trainer.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Understanding the BOC Examination
    Purpose of the BOC Examination
    Focus of the Exam
    What to Expect on the Exam
    Eligibility for the Exam
    Signing Up to Take the Exam
    Chapter 2. Taking the Exam
    What to Bring to the Exam
    Exam Security
    Exam Format and Setup
    If You Can’t Attend Your Scheduled Exam
    Chapter 3. After the Exam
    Scoring of the Exam
    Determining the Passing Score
    Receiving the Results?
    After the Exam
    Retaking the Exam
    Chapter 4. Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection
    Multiple-Choice Questions
    Interactive Questions
    Chapter 5. Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis
    Multiple-Choice Questions
    Interactive Questions
    Chapter 6. Immediate and Emergency Care
    Multiple-Choice Questions
    Interactive Questions
    Chapter 7. Treatment and Rehabilitation
    Multiple-Choice Questions
    Interactive Questions
    Chapter 8. Organizational and Professional Health and Well-Being
    Multiple-Choice Questions
    Chapter 9. Practice Exams
    Practice Exam 1
    Practice Exam 2
    Practice Exam 3
    Chapter 10. Studying for the Exam
    Domains, Tasks, Knowledge, and Skills
    Study Strategies
    Cramming for the Exam
    Tips for Exam Day
    Strategies for Various Exam Questions
    You Did It!
    Appendix A. Sample Study Calendar
    Appendix B. BOC Domains and Competencies

    About the Author

    Lorin A. Cartwright, MS, ATC, is a retired assistant principal and athletic director. As a teacher and the school's head athletic trainer for more than 15 years, she has extensive experience with all aspects of instruction of student athletic trainers. She was an adjunct professor in athletic training at the University of Michigan for three years. Cartwright earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from Grand Valley State University and a master's degree in education from the University of Michigan.

    Cartwright is the author of two editions of the popular Preparing for the Athletic Trainers' Certification Exam, three editions of Fundamentals in Athletic Training, and one edition of Cultural Competence in Sports Medicine. She was the first woman and first high school athletic trainer to serve as the president of the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association. She was the investigative chair on the Ethics Committee for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) from 1998 to 2004 and was also an active member of NATA’s National Membership Committee and the National Review Committee for Misconduct from 1988 through 1992. Highly regarded in her field, Cartwright was the recipient of the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association Outstanding Educator Award in 2010, the Athletic Trainer Award from the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association in 2002, the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from the Michigan Athletic Trainers' Society in 1999, and the Distinguished Service Award from the National Athletic Trainers' Association in 1998.

    She has traveled to Alaska, Italy, Nova Scotia, Sweden, Finland, and the Caribbean. Cartwright has been the athletic trainer for an amateur and semipro summer basketball league and the Michigan men’s basketball all-star team, and she has worked at the Olympic Trials for wrestling.

    Cartwright resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she enjoys woodworking, creating stained glass, and gardening in her free time.


    All ancillary materials for this course are free to course adopters and available at

    Instructor guide. Includes chapter outlines, advice on using the online course, and a syllabus to aid instructors in lecture preparation and classroom discussion.