THE ATHLETIC TRAINING PROFESSION
Athletic Training is an allied health profession that falls under a vast scope of the American Medical Association's (AMA) recognized sports medicine professions. It encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities (NATA Board of Directors, 2007).
Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC's) are highly educated and uniquely skilled professionals who specialize in the prevention, recognition, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of athletics-related injuries. ATC's work in collaboration with physicians and other allied health professionals to ensure the health of physically active individuals.
Typical patients/clients seen by athletic trainers:
Recreational, amateur, and professional athletes
Individuals who have suffered musculoskeletal injuries
Those seeking strength, conditioning, fitness, and performance enhancement
Others delegated by a physician
Some places athletic training services are provided:
Athletic Training facilities
Schools (K-12, colleges, universities
Amateur, professional and Olympic sport venues
Workplaces (commercial and government)
Other health care environments
Students who want to become a certified athletic trainer must earn a degree from an accredited athletic training curriculum, and successfully complete the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. Accredited programs include formal education in areas such as injury/illness prevention, first aid and emergency care, assessment of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, professional development, research, and nutrition. Learning is enhanced through clinical experiences. More than 70 percent of certified athletic trainers hold at least a master's degree.
Utah State Softball...
Registration is now open for Utah State softball's Fall Elite Showcase Camp that will be held...07/31/2015
Utah State Volleyball Earn ...
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State volleyball was one of 146 NCAA Division I programs honored with the...07/30/2015
Aggies Garner Four Votes in...
Utah State received four votes in college football's preseason Amway Coaches Poll to rank tied...07/30/2015
Utah State Football Picked ...
Utah State football has been picked second in the Mountain Division of the 2015 Mountain West...07/28/2015
Eight Aggies Named to...
College Sports Madness has announced its preseason all-Mountain West teams, highlighted by Utah...07/30/2015
Utah State's Kyler Fackrell...
Utah State senior linebacker Kyler Fackrell was named the Mountain West's Preseason Defensive...07/28/2015
Only One Week Left to...
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State head volleyball coach Grayson DuBose and members of the 2015 volleyball ...07/29/2015
Utah State Golfer Tanner...
Utah State junior golfer Tanner Jenson finished tied for 43rd overall at the 2015 HealthONE...07/27/2015
Student-Athlete of the WeekChari HawkinsSport: Women's Track & Field
Class: SeniorChari Hawkins Named America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week.
Official Aggie Gear