The Athletic Training (AT) Milestones are provided in a downloadable pdf document. The AT Milestones are designed for programs to use in ongoing review of individual (student, resident, fellow) performance. Milestones are knowledge, skills, attitudes, and other attributes for each of the six general competencies (e.g., patient-care and procedural skills, medical knowledge) and eight specialty competencies (e.g., Prevention and Wellness, Orthopedics) that describe the development of competence from an early learner up to and beyond that expected for unsupervised, advanced, and aspirational practice.
Programs should determine the frequency with which they use the AT
Milestones to assess individual performance. For each general and
specialty competency domain, programs should seek to provide a summative
evaluation of an individuals learning trajectory over time.
AT Milestones are structured in accordance with the belief that every
athletic trainer entering general practice should demonstrate behaviors
appropriate for unsupervised practice across all of the six general
competencies and all of the eight specialty competencies. This structure
ensures appropriate depth and breadth of knowledge across all of the
competencies believed to be essential to the provision of quality health
care. The AT Milestones have adopted the Institute of Medicine criteria
for quality care, which involves the delivery of safe, timely,
effective, efficient, equitable, and patient-centered care.
contrast, athletic trainers pursuing specialty training should
demonstrate advanced practice behaviors across all of the six general
competencies, plus advanced practice behaviors only in their chosen area
of specialty practice. It is not reasonable to expect that an athletic
trainer exhibit advanced practice behaviors across all specialty
competencies. Specialty care requires greater depth in each of the six
general competencies and in the specific area of specialty practice and
the AT Milestones are developed to provide guidance on how to progress
from a generalist to a specialist.
The six general competencies and specialty competencies in Orthopedics, Behavioral Health, and Pediatrics can be completed online, and upon completion you can receive an emailed report of your results.