Who is Taking Care of Your Child During Athletics?Who are Athletic Trainers?Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by state licensure statutes.Athletic Trainers can work in a variety of settings including:Athletic Trainer vs "Trainer"Athletic trainers are sometimes confused with personal trainers. There is, however, a large difference in the education, skillset, job duties and patients of an athletic trainer and a personal trainer. The athletic training academic curriculum and clinical training follows the medical model. Athletic trainers must graduate from an accredited baccalaureate or master’s program.For more information about athletic trainers and the profession of athletic training please see one of your athletic trainers or visit the National Athletic Trainer's Association website .
Last Modified on April 21, 2017