A day in the life of a Certified Athletic Trainer

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A day in the life of a Certified Athletic Trainer Certified Athletic Trainers are highly involved in the day to day processes of professional, intercollegiate, or high school athletics. They are responsible for the preparation and maintenance of athletes that are poised for competition. Some duties of a Certified Athletic Trainer will include: Prepping athletes for practice or competition including taping, bandaging, bracing or applying other forms of risk management Evaluating injuries to determine the best course of action in regard to the health and welfare of the athlete Developing and implementing conditioning programs Implementing treatment and rehabilitation programs Certified Athletic Trainers that are not integrated in the athletics community may function as a sports rehabilitation specialist. The sports rehabilitation specialist spends their days in a private, corporate or hospital based rehabilitation clinic constructing rehabilitation protocols, monitoring therapeutic exercise regimens and performing treatments with the various therapeutic modalities that may be offered for patient care. A Certified Athletic Trainer must have a strong knowledge of the human anatomy and health and human performance, and strong decision making skills through education and training . What is An Athletic Trainer?
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According to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), a Certified Athletic Trainer is a highly educated and skilled professional specializing in athletic health care. In cooperation with physicians and other allied health personnel, the athletic
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2011 for the course STA 4406 taught by Professor Mckinney during the Spring '11 term at FIU.

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