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 Conduct an initial assessment of an athletes injury or illness in order to provide emergency or continued care.  Care for athletic injuries using physical.

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2  Conduct an initial assessment of an athletes injury or illness in order to provide emergency or continued care.  Care for athletic injuries using physical therapy equipment, techniques, and medication.  Evaluate athletes readiness to play and provide participation clearances when necessary and warranted.

3  The Most important objective of being a trainer is to assess an d report progress of recovering athletes to coaches and physicians.  Also apply protective or injury preventive devices such as tape, bandages or braces to body parts,such as ankles, fingers or wrists.

4  To help prevent and treat injuries in people who are physically active.  Talking to others to convey information effectively.  Give full and undivided attention to others listening to what they are saying, taking the time to understand specific points being made thoroughly.  Communicate effectively in writing as needs for the audience.  Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.  Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.  Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

5  Human Anatomy and Physiology  This course is often required before you can begin a graduate program in athletic training. In a human anatomy and physiology class you learn about the structure of various parts of the human body. You will examine the human muscular, circulatory and skeletal systems. Most human anatomy classes include a clinical component that provides you with laboratory experience dissecting human cadavers.  Kinesiology  Kinesiology classes will teach you about the science behind human movement. Athletic trainers must take kinesiology courses to discover how different types of exercises affect the human body, particularly the musculoskeletal system.

6 SPORTS MEDICINE -Focuses on Lifestyle improvement or performance enhancement Injury prevention or recovery. The goal of sports medicine professionals is to help individuals achieve optimal health and performance goals. Those pursuing degrees in sport medicine or sports science, often work in clinical, academic or service employment. Professions include trainers, coaches, researchers, nutritionists, sports psychologists, nutritionists and many others Sports medicine is the study and practice of medical principles related to the science of sports, particularly in the areas of sports injury diagnosis. Sports Training and Athletic Performance, including: Exercises and workouts as well as sports Nutrition

7 Certified athletic trainers (ATCs) are highly educated and skilled allied health care professionals who specialize in preventing, assessing, treating, and rehabilitating injuries of physically active people. Athletic trainers practice under the direction of a physician and in cooperation with other allied health care personnel such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, and registered nurses. Often, the ATC is the first line of defense in providing care for athletic injuries, making them an integral member of the athletic health care team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, sports medicine clinics, and professional sports programs

8  Athletic Trainer Biomechanist Exercise Physiologist Medical Physician Physical Therapist Occupational Physiologist Dietarian sports nutritionist Associates Degree-Associate's degree programs take two years to complete and are geared towards entry-level sports medicine professionals Bachelors Degree- Many 4-year undergraduate degree programs offer courses in biomechanics, human anatomy, clinical exercise physiology and personal health and wellness. Students also learn to evaluate sports injuries and provide rehabilitative treatments. Masters Degree-Students take courses in advanced strength training and conditioning, exercise physiology and sports psychology. They also study advanced human movement and biomechanical effects. Master's degree programs in sports medicine typically take two years to complete Docor of Medicine-Individuals interested in becoming sports medicine physicians need to complete traditional medical degree and residency programs. Specialized sports medicine fellowships then provide additional athletic medical training. Students learn to prevent, diagnose and treat injuries related to athletics, exercise or normal physical activity

9  Three primary factors are considered in the competitive admission process for Ohio State 1.Successful completion of the college preparatory curriculum while in high school. › 2.Performance in high school as shown by class rank or grade point average. › 3.Performance on the ACT or SAT  University of Florida-  A satisfactory academic record. Each applicant must furnish a complete chronological record of educational institutions previously attended. Official transcripts must be submitted in accordance with the instructions on the application. Failure to declare attendance at another institution could cause invalidation of admission and any credits or degrees earned.  Satisfactory scores on achievement or aptitude tests (ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, etc.).  A satisfactory conduct record.

10 1) Ohio State University 2) University of South Florida 3) University of Michigan


12 if you're a sports medicine physician who specializes in treating non-surgical musculoskeletal conditions of athletes, you could have earned a median annual salary of $240,103 as of April 2012. also reported salary figures by percentile, which demonstrated possible variations in income. According to those numbers, the bottom 10% of sports medicine physicians earned an average annual salary up to $119, 822 in April 2012, while the middle 50% earned between $174,729-$311,815, and the top 10% earned $377,105 or more

13  "Athletic Trainer Job Description, Duties and Jobs - Part 1." Job Description Search Tool. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Nov. 2013.  "Athletic Trainers Skills and Knowledge." What Should I Major in? College Major Quiz. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Nov. 2013.  "College Athletic Trainer |." National Athletic Trainers' Association |. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Nov. 2013.  "Freshman admission." Undergraduate Admissions - Ohio State University. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Nov. 2013.  "Physical Therapist (PT) Education Overview." APTA. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Nov. 2013.  " Salary WizardDo you know what you're worth?" N.p., Web. 4 Nov. 2013.  "Sports Medicine Training, Schooling and Certificate Programs Overview." Take Free Online Courses. Earn College Credit. Research Schools, Degrees & Careers. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Nov. 2013.  "Top Sports Medicine Schools in USA, Sports Medicine School Rankings, Best Sports Medicine Schools in USA by Rankings." Sports Medicine - Sports Medicine Degrees, Sports Medicine Schools, Colleges and Universities. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Nov. 2013.  Welcome - Department of Kinesiology. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Nov. 2013.

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