The International Board of Certified Athletic Therapists (IBCAT) is the principal testing agency for the athletic therapy profession worldwide. IBCAT develops and administers standardized international examinations according to established guidelines. Among the benefits of the IBCAT exams are:
In providing standardized written and performance assessments for the athletic therapy profession, the International Board of Certified Athletic Therapists develops, administers, analyzes, scores, and reports results from various examinations.
In its role as an international testing agency, the IBCAT formulates test plans according to information provided collectively by the athletic therapy educational facilities, field practitioners, subject specialists, and a Practice Analysis of athletic therapy.
The IBCAT written examinations are administered twice yearly in July and January.
The exam venue is determined by the IBCAT. Candidates are assigned to testing dates on a first-come, first-served basis. If space is full, candidates may be offered an alternate date based upon availability.
Examinations include Part I (basic science), Part II (clinical science), and Part III (clinical skills).
Includes subject examinations in each of three basic science areas: anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics. Part 1 examination contains 60 standard multiple-choice questions and is allotted one hour of testing time.
Includes subject examinations in each of the athletic therapy practice and associated clinical sciences. The part II examinations consist of60 standard multiple-choice questions and is allotted one hour of testing time.
Addresses many clinical areas: case history, athletic therapy techniques, supportive techniques, and case management. The Part III Examination consists of a total of 60 standard multiple-choice questions and is allotted one hour of testing time.
These exams are designed to evaluate your competence for practicing athletic therapy. You will be tested on;