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Athletic Training Overview

A general overview of the roles and responsibilities of Athletic Trainers. Designed for a university level career exploration course

Kenneth Games

on 6 August 2013

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Transcript of Athletic Training Overview

Certified Athletic Trainers
Just Tape & Gatorade? Kent Games MEd, ATC, LAT Doctoral Fellow, Department of Kinesiology Auburn University About Me What is a Certified Athletic Trainer? A. A fitness professional responsible for taping and providing Gatorade to athletes B. A person who works in a gym or fitness center and provides clients with fitness programs C. A health care professional who collaborates with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients across the age and care continuum. "Athletic Training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities." Five Domains of Athletic Training
1. Injury/Illness Prevention
2. Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis
3. Immediate and Emergency Care
4. Treatment and Rehabilitation
5. Organization and Administration Domains of Athletic Training Treatment and Rehabilitation Injury/Illness Prevention Immediate and Emergency Care Clinical Evaluation/Diagnosis What do you think a Certfied Athletic Trainer does? Tape Bracing Corrective Exercise Nutrition Hydration Prehabilitation Organization and Administration Doctor's Appt. Rehab Schedules Coach Changes Practice How do I become an ATC? Two Paths to Certification Undergraduate ATEP Entry-Level Master's Degree During your final year at Auburn Apply to a CAATE Approved Program(s) Ensure all Pre-requisites are finished Wait and See What to Expect After Graduation Licensure ATC, LAT Where Do Athletic Trainers Work? EVERYWHERE! Spring Break 2012 Advice Thank your Athletic Trainer in March! KZG0005@auburn.edu Education
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