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Management Strategies in Athletic Training
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Chapter 1. Theoretical Basis of Management Foundations of Management A Brief History of Management Three Management Roles Improving Managerial Effectiveness Applications to Athletic Training: Theory Into Practice Summary Key Concepts and Review Chapter 2. Program Management Vision Statements Mission Statements Planning Facility Planning Meetings and Conferences Program Evaluation Applications to Athletic Training: Theory Into Practice Summary Key Concepts and Review Chapter 3. Human Resource Management Factors Related to the Sports Medicine Organization Staff Selection Personnel Deployment Staff Supervision Performance Evaluation Fair Labor Standards Act and Athletic Training Applications to Athletic Training: Theory Into Practice Summary Key Concepts and Review Chapter 4. Financial Resource Management Budgeting Purchasing Supplies, Equipment, and Services Inventory Management Applications to Athletic Training: Theory Into Practice Summary Key Concepts and Review Chapter 5. Facility Design and Planning Conceptual Development Elements of Sports Medicine Facility Design Applications to Athletic Training: Theory Into Practice Summary Key Concepts and Review Chapter 6. Information Management Why Document? Two Kinds of Information Filing Sports Medicine Records Applications to Athletic Training: Theory Into Practice Summary Key Concepts and Review Chapter 7. Reimbursement for Health Care Services Insurance Systems Third-Party Reimbursement Claims Processing Purchasing Insurance Services Applications to Athletic Training: Theory Into Practice Summary Key Concepts and Review Chapter 8. Legal Considerations in Sports Medicine Legal Principles Reducing the Risk of Legal Liability Strategies for Dealing With Legal Challenges Applications to Athletic Training: Theory Into Practice Summary Key Concepts and Review Chapter 9. Ethics in Sports Medicine Defining Ethics Relationship Between Legal and Ethical Considerations Three Approaches to Ethical Decision Making The Act of "Whistle-Blowing" Practicing Ethically As an Athletic Trainer: Specific Recommendations Cultural Competence Applications to Athletic Training: Theory Into Practice Summary Key Concepts and Review Chapter 10. Preparticipation Physical Exams and Drug-Testing Organizing Preparticipation Physical Examinations Organizing Drug-Testing Programs Applications to Athletic Training: Theory Into Practice Summary Key Concepts and Review

About the Author

Richard Ray, EdD, ATC, is provost and professor of kinesiology at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. A recognized leader in the field of athletic training, he is a practicing administrator who is responsible for 400 employees and the author of the popular texts Case Studies in Athletic Training Administration and Counseling in Sports Medicine. He is also a former editor of the journal Athletic Therapy Today and associate editor of the Journal of Athletic Training. Ray is a member of the NATA Research and Education Foundations Board of Directors. He was chair of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Education Task Force and the Nomenclature Task Force. He is a member and former president of both the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association (GLATA) and the Michigan Athletic Trainers' Society (MATS). Ray was named to the Educational Advisory Board of the Gatorade Sport Science Institute in 1993 and the MATS Hall of Fame in 1999. He was inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame in 2006 and received the 2004 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award and the 2001 Sayers Miller Outstanding Educator Award from the NATA. Ray received his EdD in educational leadership, as well as a master's degree in physical education, from Western Michigan University. Jeff Konin, PhD, ATC, PT, FACSM, FNATA, is associate professor and vice chair of the department of orthopaedics and sports medicine at the University of South Florida (USF). At USF, he also serves as the executive director of the Sports Medicine & Athletic Related Trauma (SMART) Institute, a community outreach program with a mission of promoting safety in sports. Konin is a founder and partner of the Rehberg Konin Group, which provides scientific investigation, research, and litigation support services for incidents involving sports and physical activity. He is the author of textbooks including Clinical Athletic Training, Special Tests for Orthopedic Examination, Documentation for Athletic Training, and Reimbursement for Athletic Training. Konin is a fellow of both the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). He is a recipient of the NATA Service Award (2008), the NATA Continuing Education Excellence Award (2008), the Southeast Athletic Trainers' Association Education/Administration Athletic Trainer of the Year Award (2010), and the NATA Most Distinguished Athlete Trainer Award (2011). Konin received his PhD in physical therapy from Nova Southeastern University, a master of physical therapy from the University of Delaware, master of education from the University of Virginia, and a bachelor of science from Eastern Connecticut State University.

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"[This text] covers current topics in a practical manner that makes it easy for athletic trainers to apply them to their daily work. It is an easy-to-read book with good real-life examples." Doody's Book Review (4-star review) "The text is surprisingly engaging, easily readable and certainly achieves the stated purpose..." Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy(review of third edition) "This is the only source athletic trainers can turn to for a comprehensive body of knowledge in management theory and practice." The Park & Recreation Trades(review of second edition) "...the content is practical, useful, comprehensive, and easily applied." Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) (review of third edition)

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