Definition of Athletic Training:
Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians. The services provided by ATS comprise of prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.
State regulation of athletic trainers
ATs improve patient functional and physical outcomes
ATs specialize in patient education to prevent injury and re-injury, which reduces rehabilitative and other health care costs
Many athletic trainers work outside of athletic settings; they provide physical medicine and rehabilitation, as well as other services to people of all ages. ATs work in:
The following educational content standards are required for athletic training degree programs
The title of “athletic trainer” and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association