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Professional Development Needs Assessment

Professional Development Needs Assessment (PDNA) is a tool intended to empower Athletic Trainers (ATs) of all experience levels to engage in self reflection with the goal of assessing professional development needs across the domains of athletic training as defined in the BOC Role Delineation Study/Practice Analysis, Sixth Edition.

ATs can use the results of a PDNA to:

  • Form the framework for a professional development plan
  • Identify professional growth opportunities
  • Identify gaps in knowledge and skills for a specific practice area
  • Link current skills and abilities to critical job skills and performance plans
  • Assess learning needs prior to transitioning from one area of practice to another
  • Assess learning needs prior to re-entering the workforce after a prolonged absence from practice

PDNA results are for personal use only and in no way impact current certification status.

The BOC has provided you with 7 PDNA options to accommodate your needs. Each PDNA version is designed to provide a snapshot of your professional development needs. Click below to begin a PDNA. (The BOC recommends enabling cookies on your web browser before proceeding.)

PDNAₐ  (Abridged Version)

PDNAa provides a snapshot of your professional development needs across ALL domains of athletic training. PDNAa is the abridged version that will provide a diagnostic report at the domain level. Please allow 15-20 minutes to complete this PDNA.

PDNAₑ  (Extended Version)

PDNAe provides a snapshot of your professional development needs across ALL domains and tasks of athletic training. PDNAe is the extended version that will provide a diagnostic report at the task and domain level. Please allow 1 hour to complete this PDNA.

PDNA₁ (Domain 1)

PDNA1 provides a snapshot of your professional development needs across the tasks of Domain 1, Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection. Please allow 10-15 minutes to complete this PDNA.

PDNA₂ (Domain 2)

PDNA2 provides a snapshot of your professional development needs across the tasks of Domain 2, Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis. Please allow 10-15 minutes to complete this PDNA.

PDNA₃ (Domain 3)

PDNA3 provides a snapshot of your professional development needs across the tasks of Domain 3, Immediate and Emergency Care. Please allow 10-15 minutes to complete this PDNA.

PDNA₄ (Domain 4)

PDNA4 provides a snapshot of your professional development needs across the tasks of Domain 4, Treatment and Rehabilitation. Please allow 10-15 minutes to complete this PDNA.

PDNA₅  (Domain 5)

PDNA5 provides a snapshot of your professional development needs across the tasks of Domain 5, Organizational and Professional Health and Well-being. Please allow 10-15 minutes to complete this PDNA.

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