Athletic Trainers

Athletic trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities.

Typical patients and clients served by athletic trainers include

  • recreational, amateur and professional athletes;
  • individuals who have suffered musculoskeletal injuries;
  • clients seeking strength, conditioning, fitness, and performance enhancement; and
  • patients referred by the physician.

Institutions where athletic training services are provided include

  • athletic training facilities;
  • schools (K12, colleges, universities);
  • amateur, professional, and Olympic sports venues;
  • clinics;
  • hospitals;
  • physician offices; and
  • community, recreational, and fitness facilities.

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