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The Certified Athletic Trainer

The Certified Athletic Trainer. Sports Medicine 1. What is a Certified Athletic Trainer?. Sports Medicine. Encompasses many different areas… Athletic Training Physical Therapy Biomechanics. Sports Medicine. More areas… Exercise Physiology Practice of medicine relative to the athlete

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The Certified Athletic Trainer

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  1. The Certified Athletic Trainer Sports Medicine 1

  2. What is a Certified Athletic Trainer? Sports Medicine I

  3. Sports Medicine • Encompasses many different areas… • Athletic Training • Physical Therapy • Biomechanics Sports Medicine I

  4. Sports Medicine • More areas… • Exercise Physiology • Practice of medicine relative to the athlete • Sports Nutrition • Sports Psychology 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 Sports Medicine I

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

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

  10. SC Accredited programs • College of Charleston • University of South Carolina • Erskine College • Charleston Southern • Lander University • Winthrop University Sports Medicine I

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

  12. Employment • Various employment settings… • Schools • Colleges and Universities • Professional Teams • School Systems • Clinics and Hospitals • Industry 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 Sports Medicine I

  14. Role Delineation Study • Athletic injury prevention and risk management • Recognition, evaluation, and assessment of injuries • Immediate care of injury Sports Medicine I

  15. Role Delineation Study • Rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletic injuries • Health care organization and administration • Professional development and responsibility Sports Medicine I

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