The Value of Certified Athletic Trainers

The best-case scenario for sport coaches, administrators and parents is to have a Certified Athletic Trainer at all sport practices and games.13,25,26 Athletic Trainers are highly educated health care professionals who specialize in preventing, diagnosing, managing and rehabilitating injuries that result from physical activity. Their medical education is unique to the sport setting. Athletic Trainers possess skills that allow them to promptly and properly diagnose and manage acute and chronic injuries, including concussion. They also are qualified to make those critical decisions regarding return to play. For more information on athletic trainers, please visit the website of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) or the Idaho Athletic Trainers’ Association (IATA).

 

The FACTS About Athletic Trainers (NATA)

Athletic Trainers: Unsung Heroes of High School Sports (NATA)

Secondary School Athletic Trainer Proposal Guide

Sample Job Description for Athletic Trainer