Athletic Training

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Athletic Training

  1. 1. Athletic Training We don’t train athletes .
  2. 3. What is Athletic Training? <ul><li>Rendering of specialized care to individuals in exercise and athletics </li></ul><ul><li>This includes the Prevention, Recognition, Evaluation and Care of athletic injuries. </li></ul>What is an Athletic Trainer? Professionals who have worked to attain the proper credentials (certification, license, etc.) in the field of athletic training.
  3. 4. A Brief History <ul><li>Athletic Training can be traced as far back as CE 129. </li></ul><ul><li>Physician and philosopher, Galen, worked with Roman Gladiators </li></ul><ul><li>American Medical Association recognized Athletic Training as an Allied Health Profession in 1991. </li></ul>
  4. 5. How do I Become an Athletic Trainer? <ul><li>Attend a 4 yr accredited university </li></ul><ul><ul><li>16 programs in Texas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oldest are TCU and TxState </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Clock 1600/1800 clinical hours under a certified/licensed athletic trainer </li></ul><ul><li>Sit for your National/State Exam </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National consists of a written and simulation exam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State consists of a written and practical </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Six Practice Domains <ul><li>Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition, evaluation, assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate care </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment, rehabilitation, reconditioning </li></ul><ul><li>Organization and administration </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development and responsibility </li></ul>
  6. 7. Where does an Athletic Trainer work? <ul><li>High School </li></ul><ul><li>College </li></ul><ul><li>Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Clinic/Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Health/Fitness Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial </li></ul><ul><li>Non-traditional </li></ul><ul><li>(i.e. movies, tours) </li></ul>
  7. 8. Professional Organizations <ul><li>National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Board of Certification (BOC) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Southwest Athletic Trainers Association (SWATA) </li></ul><ul><li>Texas State Athletic Trainers Association (TSATA) </li></ul><ul><li>North Texas Athletic Trainers Society </li></ul>
  8. 9. An Athletic Trainer’s Day <ul><li>6:00 Open Training Room </li></ul><ul><li>6-7:30 Set up water/Tape/Treat Athletes </li></ul><ul><li>7:30-10 Athletics/paperwork/ </li></ul><ul><li>conference </li></ul><ul><li>10-11:10 Teach Class </li></ul><ul><li>11-2:30 Various athletic periods (somewhere we eat lunch) </li></ul><ul><li>2:30-??? Cover any afterschool practices/games </li></ul>

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