• Athletic Trainers
  • Health Science
  • Athletic trainers evaluate and advise individuals to help them recover from or avoid athletic-related injuries or illnesses, or maintain peak physical fitness. They may provide first aid or emergency care and typically do the following:

    What do they typically do

    • Evaluate athletes' readiness to play and provide participation clearances when necessary and warranted
    • Care for athletic injuries using physical therapy equipment, techniques, or medication
    • Conduct an initial assessment of athletes' injuries or illnesses to provide emergency or continued care and to determine whether they should be referred to physicians
    • Assess and report the progress of recovering athletes to coaches or physicians
    • Perform general administrative tasks such as keeping records or writing reports
    • Apply protective or injury preventive devices like tape, bandages, or braces to body parts such as ankles, fingers, or wrists
    • Plan or carry out comprehensive athletic injury or illness prevention programs
    • Collaborate with physicians to develop and implement comprehensive rehabilitation programs for athletic injuries

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