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A library guide to resources that can assist students looking for information.

Subject Guide

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Individual Research Assistance

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How to use this research guide

Each tab above focuses on different resources available through the Nash Library and Internet that can aid the user in locating materials for a paper or project.

  • Health Databases has links to online article indices and books. Some of the articles are full-text, some may be in journals held in the Nash Library and others may have to be requested via interlibrary loan.

What is Master of Athletic Training

The Master of Athletic Training program is intended to provide advanced education in athletic training along with relevant clinical experiences that will better prepare the student for field-related careers or further educational opportunities. The overall goal of the program is to prepare graduates to apply a wide variety of specific health care skills and knowledge within each of the following eight content areas (NATA, 2011): evidence based practice, prevention and health promotion, clinical examination and diagnosis, acute care of injury and illness, therapeutic interventions, psychosocial strategies and referral, healthcare administration, and professional development and responsibility. To achieve this goal, a comprehensive curriculum has been designed to integrate formal classroom instruction and clinical education with the incorporation in all aspects of the program which form the Foundational Behaviors of Professional Practice (NATA 2011).

Alternative Resources

Keep the focus of your topic clear when selecting what resources to use when looking for information. You may want to consult sources outside of the usual health field if your subject includes another main issue. For example: