Presentation on theme: "What is Athletic Training Specialized care given to athletes and those involved in exercise Provided by a Certified Athletic Trainer Includes Prevention."— Presentation transcript:
What is Athletic Training Specialized care given to athletes and those involved in exercise Provided by a Certified Athletic Trainer Includes Prevention Recognition Evaluation care/rehabilitation
History of Athletic Training The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) was founded in It is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession. The NATA has grown to more than 30,000 members worldwide today
History Continued The American Medical Association recognized Athletic Training as an allied health profession in 1991.
Qualities of an Athletic Trainer Enjoy exercise, sport and recreation Work with people Problem solve Work under stress Analyze communicate
Workplace Work outside of traditional work day Nights Weekends Travel Holidays Often more than 40 hours a week Work outside in all types of weather lifting
Duties Analyzing injuries Taping and wrapping Implement and design rehabiliation programs Demonstrate movements Use modalities and equipment Record, organize and store information
Code of Conduct Respect the rights, welfare and dignity of all individuals Comply with the laws and regulations governing the practice of athletic training Accept responsibility for the exercise of sound judgement Mainntain and promote high standards in the provision of services
Conduct continued Not engage in any form of conduct the constitutes a conflict of interest or that adversely reflects on the profession
Education Minimum of a bachelor’s degree Students must complete a program for athletic training that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training (CAATE)
Education continued In this program, they must master course work in basic sciences: anatomy and physiology physics exercise physiology injury evaluation and rehabilitation nutrition risk management healthcare administration
Students are required to get clinical experience practicing their assessment and treatment skills. This is usually obtained through acting as a student athletic trainer for their respective school's athletic teams under the supervision of an ATC which is often supplemented with the guidance of a more experienced student trainer.
Once one has successfully completed the program requirements (i.e. graduating), a successful applicant must pass the NATA’s (National Athletic Trainer’s Association) Board of Certification (BOC) certification exam in which students are evaluated in their knowledge of: injury prevention clinical evaluation immediate care treatment and rehabilitation organization and administration professional responsibility 2
Once an athletic trainer is certified, he/she may need to be licensed by his/her respective state in order to practice which the ATC does by completing the appropriate forms. Once practicing, an ATC must maintain certification by staying current in field related topics and completing continuing education requirements that are subject to audit every three years.
A vast majority of ATC’s further their education by earning master’s and/or doctorial degrees. In fact over 70% of certified athletic trainers have earned a master’s degree. 1
Work Settings High school: most have teaching credentials College: most have master’s degrees Professional: small number of jobs, low turn over, mostly for men Clinical: work with physical therapist Non-traditional Industry Rodeo performance