University of Texas of Texas Assistant Athletic Trainer Kim Detwiler, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, has been elected by her peers to serve on the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers (BOC) Board of Directors.
Detwiler, who has been a member of the Athletic Training staff at Texas for nearly five years, will take her Board seat in January 2017. She will spend 2016 receiving mentorship and learning as an Athletic Trainer Director-Elect for the national organization that certifies Athletic Trainers at all levels of sport.
“We are excited to have Kim join the Board,” said BOC Executive Director Denise Fandel. “I know she will not be shy in sharing her perspectives on the many issues facing the BOC.”
Detwiler, who works primarily with the Texas women’s softball team, previously served as Assistant Professor and Athletic Trainer at University of La Verne in La Verne, California, and as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at University of Oregon in Eugene.
She received an associate of science degree in Sports Medicine from Modesto Junior College, a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology – Emphasis in Athletic Training from San Diego State University and a master’s degree in Athletic Training from University of Oregon.
“The opportunity to serve on the board is perfectly aligned with two of my most important goals: to serve, contribute to, and advance the athletic training profession, and to represent the University of Texas well in everything I do,” said Detwiler.
Advancing understanding and mentoring the next generation of Athletic Trainers is important to Detwiler, and to the entire sports medicine team at Texas. The school annually has approximately 40 students participating in it’s CAATE-accredited Athletic Training Program to both support UT’s student athletes and further their own education as they prepare for their careers as Board Certified Athletic Trainers.
“At Texas, we focus on not only ensuring that our student athletes get the best care in the nation, but also contributing to the future of our profession,” said Detwiler. “I believe my role on the board will help me grow as a leader, which will serve both Texas and our students well.”
The BOC is instrumental in developing and offering Continuing Education opportunities and credits to its members, which is vital in a field that evolves seemingly day-to-day. Advances in technique and treatment, along with enhanced focus on educational programs, is a key part of the BOC mandate, and one Detwiler takes very seriously.
“Through BOC programs, we are able to learn new skills and techniques that help us provide effective evidence-based care for our athletes and patients,” said Detwiler. “The BOC keeps us accountable for providing quality health care and behaving ethically and professionally. ”
Detwiler’s industry leadership experience includes her work as a mentor, member and chair of various NATA committees since 2008.
The AT Director-elect received the majority vote of the BOC Certified Athletic Trainers who participated in an online election. Board terms are 3 years, with the possibility of reappointment for 1 term.