Budgeting in Athletic Training

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Budgeting in Athletic Training
INTRODUCTION TO ATHLETIC TRAINING
FALL 2013
Essential Questions
 What is budgeting?
 What do you budget for?
Types of Budgets
 Spending Ceiling Budget
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Set amount of $$ given to athletic trainer
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Based on previous year’s spending
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Excess spending must be:
Justified by A.T.C.
 Approved by administrator
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Types of Budgets
 Spending Reduction Budget
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Can the same services be provided with less funding?
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A.T.C. is asked to decrease spending by x percent.
Types of Budgets
 Zero – Based Budget
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A.T.C. must justify every expense
Types of Budgets
 Fixed Budget
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Program/School must be financially stable
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I.e. large well established sports medicine clinics
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A.T. projects spending for each month
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Not common in school sports medicine programs
Types of Budgets
 Variable Budget
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Spending is adjusted according to revenue
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How does it work?
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Rarely used in schools
Types of Budgets
 Lump – Sum Budget
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Fixed sum of money
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Can spend it as and where needed
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FREEDOM!
Athletic trainers must still justify the need.
Types of Budgets
 Line – Item Budget
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A.T.C. lists anticipated costs in separate categories
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I.e.: expendable supplies (tape, pre-wrap, etc), equipment repair,
insurance, etc.
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Cannot mix funds
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Advantages?
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Disadvantages?
Types of Equipment
 Capital Equipment
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Items that are non – consumable
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High cost
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Items are not replaced every year
Typically one time expense
 May cost to be serviced
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Examples?
Types of Equipment
 Expendable Equipment
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Supplies that cannot be re – used
Need to be restocked yearly
 Non – Expendable Equipment
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Supplies that CAN be re – used
Need to be restocked yearly
Assignments
 1. Choose one budget style that you would want to
use if you were the athletic trainer at a high school.
In 6-8 sentences explain why you chose this budget
style. What are its advantages? Disadvantages?
Assignments
 With a partner…
 2. Generate a list of supplies that you think an
athletic training room needs to operate. Include
capital, expendable and non – expendable
equipment and supplies.
 3. Estimate how much you think each supply/piece
of equipment will cost (and how many items of each
you will need) and give a grand total dollar amount.
Facility Management
INTRODUCTION TO ATHLETIC TRAINING
FALL 2013
Specialized Function Areas
Office
Lavatory &
Changing
(Locker
Rooms)
General
Treatment
Taping &
Bandaging
Specialized
Function
Areas
Private Exam
Rehabilitation
Storage
Hydrotherapy
Office
 Entire facility should be visible from office
 Should include…
 Medical files
 Budget info
 Insurance info
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Taping & Bandaging
 Usually busiest area
 Location should be?
 Taping table minimum of 36”
 Need counter space/storage
 Type of flooring?
Hydrotherapy
 Must be physically separated
 Why?
 Floor should be sloped towards a drain
 What is stored in the hydrotherapy area?
 Flooring should be tile.
General Treatment
 Needs the most space
 Treatment tables
 E-stim, ultrasound
 Figure out square footage needed by...
 30 inches between tables
Rehabilitation
 Also requires a lot of space
 For equipment
 Space between areas
 Open floor space
 Should not be in the same area as treatment
 Should still be in athletic training room for supervision
 Use of the weight room?
 Pros and Cons
 Flooring type?
Storage
 Located within ATR
 Able to be locked
 Near the ________ area of the ATR
 Must be able to be kept ________ & ________.
 Shelving, cupboards
Lavatory & Changing Area
 If possible in the ATR
 At least near a bathroom and locker rooms
Private Exam
 Doesn’t need to be a large area
 Should contain…
 Supplies for team physician should be on hand
 If needed, the private exam area can be combined
with the office.
Athletic Training Room Tours
Oregon Ducks Athletic Training Room
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYbqtaHdJzY
Chantilly High School Athletic Training Room
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihDeGVMOAKQ
University of New Hampshire Athletic Training Room
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeWEAcBbxig

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