Introduction To Athletic Training
Exam I Study Guide
Chapter 1: The athletic trainer as a health care provider
1. What do athletic trainers specialize in?
Preventing, rehabilitating and reconditioning injuries.
2. Know what sports medicine mean?
3. Know the different professions under the sports medicine umbrella
Performance enhance: exercise physiology, sport psychology, coaching, strength and conditioning.
Injury care and management: practice of medicine, athletic training, sports dentistry,
4. Know what NATA means and that it governs the practice of athletic training
National Athletic Trainers Association
5. Know about employment settings for athletic training
Hospitals, clinics, schools, health clubs, professional sports, military, youth sports…..
6. Understand differences of the adolescent athelte, aging athlete and occupational athlete
Adolescent : Child ( low weights, high reps, teaching technique)
7. Know the 6 domains of athletic training and specifics of each
Prevention : Ensure safe environment,
Clinical evaluation and diagnosis: recognize nature of injury, understand pathology of injury
Immediate care: appropriate first aid and emergency medical care
Treatment, rehab and reconditioning: design prevention and training programs, rehab programs.
Organization and administration: record keeping, ordering supplies and equipment,
Professional responsibilities: continuing education, counselor, researcher, educator.
8. Personal qualities of of the athletic trainer
Stamina and ability to adapt , Empathy, sense of humor , communication, intellectual curiosity, ethical practice,
9. Understand the relationships: athletic trainer and the athelte, athletic trainer and the coach, athletic trainer and the parents, athletic trainer and the physician
A 2 A – All decisions are made by the athlete, the patient must aleways be informed about what the ATC is doing.
A 2 C – Coach must...