June 17, 2014 - by

What is an Athletic Trainer?
“Certified athletic trainer (ATC) is a highly educated and skilled professional
specializing in the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries. In cooperation
with physicians and other allied health personnel, the ATC functions as an integral
member of the athletic healthcare team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, sports medicine clinics, professional sports programs, industrial settings and other healthcare environments.” (NATA, 2000)

Education Domains of an Athletic Trainer:
(1) Assessment of injury/illness
(2) Exercise physiology
(3) First aid and emergency care
(4) General medical conditions and disabilities
(5) Health care administration
(6) Human anatomy
(7) Human physiology
(8) Kinesiology/biomechanics
(9) Medical ethics and legal issues
(10) Nutrition
(11) Pathology of injury/illness
(12) Pharmacology
(13) Professional development and responsibilities
(14) Psychosocial intervention and referral
(15) Risk management and injury/illness prevention
(16) Strength training and reconditioning
(17) Statistics and research design
(18) Therapeutic exercise and rehabilitative techniques
(19) Therapeutic modalities
(20) Weight management and body composition

Where we work:
There are currently two main athletic training rooms, which operate from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. during the normal business week. There are also five satellite medical prep areas located at the football practice field, the Seminole soccer/softball complex, Dick Howser Stadium, Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center, and FSU Basketball Training Center.

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