The 21st-century college student : implications for athletic training education programs

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Title translated into German:Der College-Student des 21. Jahrhunderts : Folgerungen für Ausbildungsprogramme für Sportphysiotherapeuten
Author:Martin, M.; Buxton, B.
Published in:Journal of athletic training
Published:32 (1997), 1 , S. 52-54, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Electronic resource (online) Print resource
ISSN:1062-6050, 0160-8320, 1938-162X
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Identification number:PU199710207666

Author's abstract

Objective: With the onset of the 21st century and increasing student diversity, institutions of higher education must become more attuned to the challenges, concerns, and needs of students entering the professions of athletic training and sports medicine. This review discusses the characteristics of the 21st-century college student. Data Sources: The sources for this information were courses of study in the author's doctoral programs from 1980 to 1994. Data Synthesis: In the 21st century, students of increasingly diverse ages, races, cultures, ethnicities, and classes will enter the professions of athletic training and sports medicine. Institutions of higher education that recognize the needs of their nontraditional students will be better able to serve these students. Conclusions/Recommendations: To effectively serve the 21st-century student, institutions of higher education must provide multicultural training, flexible schedules, accelerated programs, and learning experiences that are both practical and tangible. Verf.-Referat