The #1 choice for professional
athletic training education programs.

Required by more than 75% of programs.

With easy-to-absorb, widely vetted, and engaging content, Trail Guide to the Body has become one of the most respected resources for programs educating future athletic trainers. This popular textbook makes it easier than ever for students to acquire the essential fundamentals — that is, a strong, foundational understanding of anatomical structures and skill in palpation — needed for the competent clinical assessment of musculoskeletal injuries or conditions.

Why teach with Trail Guide to the Body?

A respected NATA reference for the BOC exam.

Used by the NATA Board of Certification (BOC) throughout the BOC Certification development process, Trail Guide to the Body is a highly trusted reference. Your students will notice its familiar illustrations when taking the BOC exam. The text’s practice-focused learning approach, along with unique, comprehensive classroom and out-of-class learning experiences, helps students master the competencies and clinical proficiencies needed for becoming a certified athletic trainer.

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Helping your program meet the CAATE requirements.

Developed by Andrew Biel, an acclaimed authority in palpation and musculoskeletal anatomy, Trail Guide to the Body provides current, relevant course materials and well-structured instructional resources necessary for satisfying Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) requirements. Easy to read and with an emphasis on psychomotor learning, Trail Guide to the Body aligns with the NATA’s emphasis on student-centered teaching.

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This text is one that students actually don’t sell back to the bookstore when the semester is over! It is one of the best texts I have ever seen and love it. It is especially amazing for teaching students surface anatomy. Plus, the videos make my job so much easier.
David Bazett-Jones, PhD
Director of Post-Professional Athletic Training Program, University of Toledo
For 25 years, I searched for a text that would help my student therapists understand anatomy using their own body as a ‘supplemental text.’ Of all the texts I have used, I have never seen an anatomy text as practical and as hands-on as Trail Guide to the Body. The illustrations are superb. This text is a must for the therapy student who is serious about learning hands-on anatomy.
Joe Kenny
Head Athletic Therapist and Adjunct Professor, Brock University

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Instructor Resources

As a Trail Guide to the Body educator, you’ll gain access to a powerhouse collection of complimentary instructor resources for every lesson and every type of learning style. From PowerPoint presentations and image libraries to classroom activities, these resources will save you time and capture students’ attention like never before.

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Trail Guide to Movement

Author Andrew Biel takes students on a unique and fascinating journey as he helps build — step by step — a human body in motion. Topics include key physiological elements of movement and biomechanical principles.

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