August 20, 2011

SLU AT Program Director Named to National Athletic Trainers Association Executive Committee for Education

Anthony Breitbach PhD, ATC
August 19, 2011
by: Maggie Lillmars
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Anthony Breitbach, Ph.D., director of the Saint Louis University Athletic Training Education Program, was recently named an at-large member of the Executive Committee for Education (ECE) of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA).

Breitbach has been the director of the SLU Athletic Training Education Program since 2007. Prior to that he was the head athletic trainer from 2000-2007.

Housed in the Doisy College of Health Sciences, the Athletic Training Education Program is one of approximately 25 entry-level master's programs nationally accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.

About the Executive Committee for Education (ECE) of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA): 
 The Executive Committee for Education sets the direction for athletic training education. Emphasizing a commitment to improving patient care through an evidence-based approach, the ECE proactively influences best educational practices that reflect the profession's interdisciplinary nature and commitment to learning across the professional's lifespan. The Executive Committee for Education is comprised of members from the Continuing Education Committee, Professional Education Council, Post-Professional Education Council, Post-Professional Education Review Committee, the Athletic Training Education Journal editor and liaisons to the Board of Certification, Inc (BOC), the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), and the NATA Research and Education Foundation (REF). The Executive Committee for Education was formed in 1996 in response to recommendations from the NATA Task Force on Education.

Link: http://www.slu.edu/x53305.xml

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