Chapter 1 Vocab and Notes
1. Athletes circle of care- all individuals involved in care of the athlete; may include
coaches parents, certified athletic trainer, family doctor, parents, school nurse,
massage therapist, sports psychologist, physical therapist, nutritionist, personal
trainers, and chiropractor
2. Certified strength and conditioning specialist- a specialist who designs and
implements safe and effective strength and conditioning programs
3. Chiropractor- a health care specialist who provides conservative management of
neuromusculoskeletal disorders and functional clinical conditions
4. Family doctor- the primary physician in the care of the athlete; works with the
5. Massage therapist- work with physicians nurses and physical therapist to promote
health and healing and manage stress
6. National strength and conditioning association certifies personal trainer- a
specialist who designs and implements safe and effective strength and
conditioning programs with individual clients
7. Physical therapist- a health care specialist who is responsible for performing
treatments that requires special training in therapeutic exercises, hydrotherapy,
and electrotherapy; and for performing procedures dealing with individual
muscles and muscular movement.
8. Physical therapy assistant- a health care specialist who works with physical
therapist to assist in developing plans for the rehabilitation of injury
9. Physician assistant- a mid level health care practitioner who works
interdependently to provide diagnostic and therapeutic care
10. Sports medicine- the study and application of scientific and medical knowledge to
aspects of exercise and injury prevention
11. Sports nutritionist- a health care specialist who designs special diets with the goal
of enhancing athletic performance
12. Sports psychologist- a specialist who works with athletes to recover from serious
injury through emotional support. They also assist in goal setting and motivation
13. Team doctor- a physician who specializes in sports medicine and helps the athlete
maximize function and minimize time away from sports; works in cooperation
with the family doctor
- The primary role of the health care providers involved in the care of
athletes is to promote lifelong fitness and wellness and encourage
prevention of illness and injury. The professionals involved come from a
variety of specialty areas
- Parents play an active role in prevention and treatment of the athlete’s
injuries. Parents should maintain open communication with the athletic
training staff regarding injury risk, athletic development, proper nutrition
and treatment on injuries.
Chapter 2 Vocab and Notes
1. Allied health profession- any area of health care that contributes or assists the
professionals of physical medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy and podiatry.
2. Athletes bill of rights- policies and standards for fair treatment of athletes.
3. Athletic training- the rendering of specialized care (prevention recognition,
evaluation, and care of injuries) to individuals involved in exercise and athletics.
4. Certified athletic trainer (ACT)- a professional who has attained a standard level
of competence in the field of athletic training. The Act is involved in the
prevention, recognition and evaluation of injuries, and works closely with others
in rehabilitation from injuries.
5. Hippocratic oath-declaration made to Hippocrates, the “father of medicine”, by
his students; it has become a fundamental part of the practice of medicine.
6. Title IX- federal legislation that prohibits discrimination of the basis of sex as to
participation in athletics in schools receiving federal funds.
- Athletic trainers must have a bachelor's degree in one of the following:
athletic training, health, physical education, or exercise science.
Additional education would include the study of human anatomy and
physiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition, and physiology.
- National athletic trainer assoc. (NATA) – certifies athletic trainers
- The certification examination covers variety of topics within the six
practice domains of athletic training:
Recognition, evaluation, and assessment
Treatment, rehabilitation, and reconditioning
Organization and administration
Professional development and responsibility