Available courses

    These are courses offered as part of the IAT Tulsa Summit on Friday, February 21st and Saturday, February 22nd.

    February 21st - 22nd 2020

    The University of Tulsa, Oxley College of Health Sciences

    Target Audience:

    IAT Summits are designed to provide pioneering information, networking, and motivation with innovation and entrepreneurship to Athletic Trainers who are ready to take a step in a new direction. The summits will not focus on traditional athletic training skills available through most CE opportunities; instead, they will offer other skills and information that may assist ATs in “thinking differently” regarding the business of Athletic Training. This summit is designed for athletic trainers who are ready to move in a new direction.

    Continuing Education:

    IAT is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education (CE) for Certified Athletic Trainers (ATs). This program has the potential of a maximum of 8 hours of Category A CEs. ATs are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in CE activity




    Credits: 8 CEUs
    Difficulty level: Medium
    Price: 65

    • Kevin Robell MA, ATC 
    • Scott Mullet MA, AT, CEFE
    (1.5 CEU)
    Essential - I, II, IV, V

    Course Description:

    The amount of clinical data that athletic trainers collect and manage is rapidly growing in both size and complexity. Surviving this new normal presents significant challenges to practitioners, requiring constant growth and innovation to advance clinical practice metrics, optimize patient outcomes and demonstrate practitioner value.

    Analytics is an established health IT framework designed to facilitate the conversion of clinical data to meaningful action. This course will expose attendees to essential understanding of this infrastructure and important steps involved when implementing a “culture of analytics” within an athletic training practice or organization.

    Educational Needs/Practice Gaps:

    As we have been immersed in the Big Data economy, clinical athletic trainers have become inundated with massive volumes of data yet are drastically under-informed from said data. Health Care in general, more specifically the profession of Athletic Training is “lagging” behind the adoption and implementation of data analytics strategies and infrastructure that can ultimately transform patient care and improve practitioner value. It is imperative that ATs become skilled in basic data analytics in order to extract insight from organizational and clinical data.

    This course will expose participants to current concepts and knowledge within Clinical Data Analytics as well as demonstrate ways to leverage clinical data to enhance organization metrics.

    Clinical Bottom Line:

    As the healthcare industry moves rapidly towards “value-based” care models, it is imperative that athletic trainers learn to harness the vast amount of clinical data they naturally hold or risk falling behind other health care disciplines that are making this investment. As organizational and patient-centered goals evolve, this “big data economy” is forcing industries to adapt to a changing technological landscape at the risk of becoming obsolete.

    Objectives:

    1. Define data analytics and recognize its role in the area of health information technology. 
    2. Describe the types of analytics in the understanding of clinical data.
    3. Identify important steps when implementing any data analytics project. 
    4. Recognize attributes of data analytics technologies and classify their role in the clinical data lifecycle. 
    5. Explain common terminology used in data analytics.

    Credits: 1.5 CEUs
    Difficulty level: High
    Price: 15

    Ron Walker ED.D, LAT, ATC, CSCS
    Micki Cuppett EDD, LAT, ATC


    (1.5 CEUs)
    Advanced - V

    Educational Needs / Practice Gaps:

    Although a competency based approach has been the norm in AT education for almost 2 decades, much of current educational clinical practice still involves time-based prescriptive experiences. Furthermore, competence is by definition marginal practice. Educators and clinicians must learn to think beyond competencies and to integrate competency based education not as a checklist but as an integration of skills with knowledge across topics during real life encounters in actual clinical environments. We must also learn to think beyond the competency and the standards and to capitalize on technology that can empower students to make better decisions and receive more helpful feedback (example mobile devices).

    Objectives:

    1. Describe options for providing students with "authentic" experiences to practice AT skills outlined by the 2020 standards. 
    2. Explain the differences between high fidelity and low fidelity simulation and its use in AT education. 
    3. List and describe the Academy of Medicine Core Competencies for Healthcare Professionals and how to appropriately include those competencies in the AT curriculum. 
    4. Discuss education and professional preparation as a complex process beyond competency based approaches.

    Credits: 1.5 CEUs
    Difficulty level: Medium
    Price: 15

    Jeannine Noble, PT, MS, RMSK


    (1.25 CEU)
    Advanced - II

    Identify athletic specific use cases for DUS application and integration.


    Credits: 1.25 CEUs
    Difficulty level: Medium
    Price: 12.50

    • Jeff Konin PHD, ATC, PT, FACSM, FNATA
    (2 CEUs) 
    Essential - V

    Course Description:

    This course addresses the fiscal skill sets that athletic trainers need for successful practice.

    Educational Needs/Practice Gaps:

    The professional curriculum for athletic trainers as guided by the CAATE principles include entry-level competencies designed to prepare the practicing athletic trainer with a foundation for understanding fiscal needs and business practices. The skills include basic budgeting, inventory, health care and professional liability insurance, and ordering among other topics. As the business of healthcare is changing rapidly and becoming more fiscally responsible, it is critical that the athletic trainer understand all aspects of current business practice. Athletic trainers and other health care providers are faced with a different approach of demonstrating one's value and worth beyond clinical skills and outcomes, but now also based on efficiency and cost containment. New skills such as budget forecasting, understanding profit and loss margins, and leveraging human and other resources is essential for the success of today’s athletic trainer.

    Additionally, learning how to enhance one’s salary and quality of life through business opportunities and partnerships using existing athletic training knowledge and skill set is extremely beneficial to today’s athletic trainer since such information remains not to be taught at the professional level of education.

    Objectives:

    1. Identify fiscal skill sets necessary for athletic trainers to succeed. 
    2. Recognize resources available to fill the knowledge gap.
    3. Critically analyze and compare fiscal resources.

    Credits: 2.0 CEUs
    Difficulty level: High
    Price: 20

    Adam Halpern MA, ATC, CSCS

    (1.25 CEUs) 
    Essential - V

    Educational Needs/Practice Gaps:

    The professional curriculum for athletic trainers as guided by the CAATE address the traditional service models delivered through coverage during events and caring for athletes on a very consistent basis. The skills include injury management, communication, relationship building, networking and overall athlete management. As healthcare rapidly changes, athletic training is primed to provide athletes of all ages navigation through the healthcare system to decrease wait times, improve outcomes and decrease the overall cost of healthcare services. Learning how to understand this unique quality of the profession and the strategies to implement in a local community can increase the overall value of the athletic trainer.

    Objectives:

    1. Identify professional skill sets and healthcare relationships necessary for athletic trainers to succeed.
    2. Recognize resources available to fill the knowledge gap. 
    3. Critically analyze and compare available resources.

    Credits: 1.25 CEUs
    Difficulty level: Medium
    Price: 12.50

    Eli Kassab, MHS, ATC

    Eli Kassab discusses his experience navigating different jobs/careers throughout his Athletic Training career. He will share his perspectives on what it takes to follow your dreams/aspirations.

    • Eli has experience working in the NFL, college football, and jiu jitsu athletes. He also has entrepreneurial experience with starting a mental health practice and most recently a real estate business.
    • He shares tips on understanding your goals, interests, and your "why" for doing what you do. Eli provides his perspectives on stepping outside of one's comfort zone and how to recognize which path to take. He shares what he has learned navigating through his variety of jobs/careers.


    Credits: 1 CEU
    Difficulty level: Medium
    Price: 10

    Amber Hardin Kivett, LAT, ATC

    Amber discusses how she created a private practice business in her garage 10 years ago, while living in a rural population of only 1500 people. She started making $65/hour with no startup investment of schedule while raising an infant. TODAY she's making $100/hour MINIMUM, working full time with a schedule every month and a waiting list beyond capacity! That's over $100K per year of income, while creating her own schedule, all without leaving home, and LOVING every minute she gets to work!

    • Learn how to attract a huge clientele WITHOUT advertising costs and what is MOST IMPORTANT to the client when it comes to services provided.
    • Watch a slideshow of how her business transformed and pivoted throughout the years and where it's headed into the future!
    • As a BONUS, she'll provide a copy of her standing orders and give some strategies of how you can work around a standing order, depending on your state licensure acts.

    Credits: 1 CEU
    Difficulty level: Medium
    Price: 10

    Matt Shade, MA, LAT, ATC

    Josh McCune, MA, LAT, ATC

    Matt and Josh discuss how their athletic training career journey creATed a new opportunity to team up in Philadelphia, PA and make a desired greater impact. They share their tips on getting the business up and running.

    • Through their combined experiences, Matt and Josh have worked in the physical therapy, secondary school, collegiate, orthopedic office, semi-professional sports and individual business settings.
    • In creATing any business, one of the hardest things to do after identifying "your WHY and your WHAT" is initiATing the conversation. Matt and Josh share tips on how to initiate conversations with centers of influence and key stakeholders, what to do when you get a "yes or no" and how to build your business from within your network. 

    Credits: 1 CEU
    Difficulty level: Medium
    Price: 10

    Nora Gilman, MS, LAT, ATC

    (1 CEU)

    Norma spends time studying entrepreneurship specializations and applies advanced business principles to the innovation of athletic training.

    • What can we learn from Amazon, Lime Scooters and Uber about innovation in athletic training? Nora studies entrepreneurship online at Wharton School of Business and discusses what it will take for innovation in AT in her lecture, Beyond the Chasm.
    • You have this great idea and a way to provide services for your community, but is the idea enough to be successful? Thankfully there is a blueprint for that. Based on fundamental launch and growth strategies, Nora will bring the blueprint to the AT business ventures like never before.
    • Is there an end to the feeling of thriving in your business? The answer is yes. This course will cover what businesses need to do to reach past what is called the 'chasm,' your number one hurdle to bringing innovation to your communities.

    Credits: 1 CEU
    Difficulty level: Medium
    Price: 10

    How can Athletic Trainers get unstuck to find the role that is meaningful to them?


    Course Objective:

    1. Explain what causes ATs to 'get stuck'
    2. Define and explain the sweet spot
    3. Be able to identify steps needed to establish clarity on the sweet spot
    4. Identify various roles in AT that may cater to their sweet spot

    Educational Needs/Practice Gaps:

    ATs tend to experience moderate levels of burnout due to varying demands being placed on them. Burnout can have ATs feel stuck in their role, but can make them question what they want to do in their career. Helping ATs find what their strengths/talents are in addition to their passion, can help them identify potential roles that would cater to their sweet spot and decrease the burnout rate of ATs.

    Working in your sweet spot where you utilize your greatest strengths and talents that align with your greatest passions, will lead to work that you love.

    Credits: 1 CEU
    Difficulty level: Medium
    Price: 10
    Matt Shade

    This course will help the AT learn how to establish a strong financial foundation for short term and long-term financial health.
    Credits: 1
    Difficulty level: Medium
    Price: 10

    Test course. We will learn ......


    Credits: 1
    Difficulty level: Medium
    Price: 5