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NATA Study Guide for the BOC Exam

In 2010, the National Athletic Trainers' Association partnered with ACES Preparatory Workshop to launch the NATA Study Guide for the BOC Exam.

Through two mock exams, the NATA Study Guide for the BOC Exam can help identify your strong and weak knowledge areas so you can better prepare for your certification test. These mock exams will expose you to both the content matter and the "feel" of the BOC exam, increasing your chances of success!

The NATA Study Guide for the BOC Exam will:
  • Help a candidate understand how to use the Role Delineation Study in exam preparation;
  • Evaluate a candidate's knowledge of topics within each of the domains;
  • Increase a candidate's understanding of tasks within the Role Delineation Study;
  • Provide a detailed report of the candidate's performance on the mock exams to identify areas of weakness that require further study.
Why use the NATA Study Guide for the BOC Exam?

We know you have options when it comes to preparing for the BOC exam. Look no further, as the NATA Study Guide for the BOC Exam provides benefits you won't find elsewhere:

  • Two 140-question mock exams with the same look as the actual BOC exam
  • Individualized report for each of the two mock exams
  • Combined report that highlights your strengths and weaknesses from both mock exams
  • Discount for NATA Members!
Board of Certification (BOC)

The Board of Certification (BOC) website provides invaluable information regarding the certification exam including test dates and sites, application procedures and travel information to test locations.

Role Delineation Study

The Role Delineation Study defines the current entry-level knowledge, skills and abilities required for practice in the profession of athletic training and serves as the "blueprint" for the BOC Certification Exam.

Clinical Skills Documentation Guide for Athletic Training

The Clinical Skills Documentation Guide for Athletic Training, written by ACES Workshop Coordinators Herb Amato and Steve Cole, is a resource to help athletic training students practice psychomotor skills. For athletic training educators, this book breaks down clinical skills into their component parts to help evaluate proficiency.