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1 The Certified Athletic Trainer
Sports Medicine 1

2 What is a Certified Athletic Trainer?
08/11/03 Sports Medicine I

3 Sports Medicine Encompasses many different areas… Athletic Training
Physical Therapy Biomechanics 08/11/03 Sports Medicine I

4 Sports Medicine More areas… Exercise Physiology
Practice of medicine relative to the athlete Sports Nutrition Sports Psychology 08/11/03 Sports Medicine I

5 Professional Organizations
Goals… To upgrade the particular field Professional Standards Code of Ethics To bring together professionally competent individuals Exchange ideas Stimulate research Promote critical thinking 08/11/03 Sports Medicine I

6 Professional Organizations
Goals… Give individuals an opportunity to work in groups Achieve objectives that can’t be achieved individually 08/11/03 Sports Medicine I

7 National Athletic Trainers Association
National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Founded in 1950 Raised professional standards Developed Code of Ethics Responsible for considerable professional advancement 08/11/03 Sports Medicine I

8 The Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
Qualifications Graduated from a CAAHEP accredited program (Commission on Allied Health Education Programs) Internship Route (No longer available after December 31, 2003 Bachelor’s Degree 1500 hours of direct supervision Core coursework 08/11/03 Sports Medicine I

9 NATA-BOC Certification Exam
All ATC’s have passed the certification exam. Exam has three parts Oral Written Written simulation 08/11/03 Sports Medicine I

10 SC Accredited programs
College of Charleston University of South Carolina Erskine College Charleston Southern Lander University Winthrop University 08/11/03 Sports Medicine I

11 Internship Coursework
Areas of study… Health Human Anatomy and Physiology Kinesiology/Biomechanics Exercise Physiology Basic Athletic Training Advanced Athletic Training 08/11/03 Sports Medicine I

12 Employment Various employment settings… Schools
Colleges and Universities Professional Teams School Systems Clinics and Hospitals Industry 08/11/03 Sports Medicine I

13 Roles and Responsibilities
Roles and responsibilities of the ATC… Directly responsible for all phases of healthcare NATA’s Role delineation study determined several roles and responsibilities 08/11/03 Sports Medicine I

14 Role Delineation Study
Athletic injury prevention and risk management Recognition, evaluation, and assessment of injuries Immediate care of injury 08/11/03 Sports Medicine I

15 Role Delineation Study
Rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletic injuries Health care organization and administration Professional development and responsibility 08/11/03 Sports Medicine I

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