Student LEAPS Program
The Athletic Trainers’ Association of Florida (ATAF) Student Leadership Enhancement And Professional Success (LEAPS) Program is designed to prepare athletic training students to assume leadership positions in professional organizations. The mission of the ATAF Student LEAPS Program is to promote the professional development of athletic training students so that they feel confident and empowered to become engaged in the profession an assume a leadership role at the state, regional, national, or international level. The program will provide guidance and resources to enhance leadership skills for the athletic training student. Educational experiences offered through the program shall provide a foundation for athletic training students to seek leadership positions in professional organizations post-certification. Highlights of the program will include:
Eligibility requirements: Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for the Student LEAPS Program:
Selection Criteria: Athletic training students will be nominated by their respective Program Director for participation in the ATAF Student LEAPS Program. The request for nominations will be sent to Program Directors in August of each year. One student from each accredited athletic training program may participate in the program.
Expectations: Student are expected to actively participate in all components of the Student LEAPS Program. Each student will be required to sign a Contract of Commitment to secure a spot in the program. Upon completion, students will be presented with a certificate.
2017-2018 Student LEAPS Members