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The BOC is pleased to announce the election of a new Athletic
Trainer Director to the Board of Directors. René Revis Shingles,
PhD, AT, ATC, will take office January 2019, following a year of
mentorship and learning as an AT Director-elect.
Shingles, who serves as a representative chairperson, professor,
Program Director and internship coordinator in the School of
Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences at the Central Michigan
University located at Mount Pleasant, said she is honored to have
been elected to the Board and is excited to be part of the BOC.
“Thank you for the confidence you have shown by electing me
to this position. I’m looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and
working hard to address the current challenges in credentialing,”
Shingles brings her extensive experience serving in a leadership
capacity in both her professional career and in the athletic training
industry. As a university Department Chairperson, Athletic Training
Program Director and as a Head Athletic Trainer (AT), Shingles said
she has provided leadership, strategic direction and coordination
of all activities in these areas.
“I have had experiences with and held leadership responsibilities
throughout my career through positions I have held or committees
and boards with which I have volunteered. It is my pleasure and
honor to use my experience to serve in a leadership capacity on the
BOC Board,” Shingles said.
Shingles has served the BOC previously as a member of the
Role Delineation Study Panel, Certification Examination Examiner,
Certification Examination Item Developer and most recently
on the Cultural Sensitivity Panel. She also served for 4 years on
the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Research
and Education Foundation
Board of Directors as the
District 4 representative. In
addition, Shingles served
for 5 years on the NATA
Education Council Executive
Committee, supervising all
matters related to athletic
training education. During
her tenure, the committee
transitioned the profession
from the internship to
accredited program route
to certification and helped
support the Entry Level
Education Committee in its
role in providing guidance to
educational programs making the transition to accredited status.
Although Shingles performs many functions, she still provides
services as an AT while supervising students as a preceptor in the
Injury Care Center at Central Michigan University.
“By continuing to practice athletic training in the context of an entry
level undergraduate program, I have intimate knowledge of the
impact of educational reform on practitioners. I also understand
the importance of providing quality patient care and the need to
protect the public by maintaining standards,” Shingles said.
The AT Director-elect received the majority vote of the BOC Certified
Athletic Trainers who participated in an online election. The election
ran from September to October, after 2 candidates were selected
by the BOC Nominating Committee. Board terms are 3 years, with
the possibility of reappointment for 1 term.
NEW BOC BOARD MEMBER NAMED
FOR UPCOMING TERM
The BOC offers online self-assessment exams to students
preparing for the BOC certification exam.
• The self-assessment exams are offered in Study and
Test modes. Each self-assessment exam includes 80
questions that are representative of the question types
on the BOC exam, including multiple-choice, multi-select,
drag-and-drop, hot spot and focused testlets.
• Although the content areas of the self-assessment exams
are comparable to those of the actual BOC exam, the
questions included in the self-assessment exams will
never appear on a future exam.
• The self-assessment exams are available via the internet
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After purchasing a self-assessment exam voucher, you will have 365 days to start
a self-assessment exam. Once a self-assessment exam
has been started, you will have 7 days to complete the
self-assessment exam and 12 cumulative hours to view
and answer questions within the self-assessment exam.
• When you are ready to take a self-assessment exam,
simply create an account in BOC Central™ (or log in to your
existing account) and click Take Self-Assessment Exams.
You will be prompted to complete your self-assessment
exam profile, and then you may begin purchasing vouchers
to use on self-assessment exams.
• Your performance on the self-assessment exam does
not predict your performance on the certification exam.
All exam items are the property of the BOC. Copying,
discussing and/or distribution of any exam item(s) is
If you have additional questions or experience technical difficulties
with the self-assessment exam(s), please contact the BOC
Credentialing Services Department at (877) 262-3926. If you reach
the BOC outside of normal business hours, please leave a message.
René Revis Shingles, PhD, AT, ATC