What is an Athletic Trainer?

A Certifed Athletic Trainer is:
 
An ATC is some who is:
  • an allied health professional who works under the direction/supervision of a licensed physician to provide health care to athletes.

The Role of an Athletic Trainer is:

  • Prevention of injuries
  • Recognition/Evaluation of injuries
  • Management/Treatment/Disposition of injuries
  • Rehabilitation
  • Organization & Administration
  • Education & Counseling
Athletic Trainers Provide:
  • On site evaluation & treatment for the injured athlete
  • Immediate first aid care
  • Follow-up rehabilitation care
  • Health Professional Resource person available to athlete
  • Specific conditioning programs for injury prevention
To read more about Certified Athletic Trainres: http://www.nata.org/publicinformation/index.htm