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Athletic Training

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What is athletic training?

  • Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries.
  • Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association as an allied health profession.

Who are athletic trainers?

  • Athletic trainers are multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.
  • Athletic trainers must graduate from an accredited baccalaureate or master’s program, and 70% of athletic trainers have a master’s degree.

Why use athletic trainers?

  • Athletic trainers provide medical services to all types of patients, not just athletes participating in sports.
  • Athletic trainers can work in a variety of job settings ranging from youth sports to industrial

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