Independence Day July 4
Labor Day September 4
Thanksgiving November 23-24
Winter Holiday December 25-26
New Year’s Day January 1, 2018
BOC Holiday Closures
PRACTICE ANALYSIS, 7TH EDITION
The Practice Analysis for Athletic Trainers (ATs) is
changing for 2018. The Practice Analysis, 7th Edition
(PA7) identifies essential knowledge and skills for the
athletic training profession and serves as a blueprint
for exam development and continuing competence
programming. The Practice Analysis changes
approximately every 5 years.
1. Domain titles
2. Enhanced focus on:
• Systematic actions
• Obtaining, interpreting and using data to make
• Evidence based principles and practices
PA7 is effective for BOC exams beginning with the May/
June 2017 exam and continuing education beginning
January 1, 2018. Click here to purchase the full electronic
version of the PA7 for $14.95 in the online resource store.
This is an electronic file that will be available for download
immediately upon completion of online payment.
Be sure all continuing education activity falls within PA7.
As always, BOC staff are available to assist in making this
It is important to own the current PA7.
This document serves as a job analysis
for ATs demonstrating knowledge
and skills in providing healthcare for
The accompanying PA7 documents are
available for download at no cost:
Content Outline for PA7
Comparison of PA7 to RD/PA6
How to Use PA7