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Careers in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training

h. massage therapists
i. sports psychologists
j. dieticians
k. chiropractors
l. podiatrists
m. orthotics/prosthetics specialists
n. physician assistants
o. physicians
p. orthopedic surgeons
q. strength and conditioning specialists
r. injury prevention specialists
s. equipment personnel
t. business opportunities in health care: such as working for
yourself, inventing a new product, following an idea, or
becoming an entrepreneur
u. opportunities in other fields related to sports medicine
and training
3. Understand the personal characteristics, time involved,
and education required for careers in sports medicine.
4. Describe the outcomes needed in each of these careers to be
successful.

KEY TERMS
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athletic training
Board of Certification (BOC)
certified athletic
trainer (ATC)
certified strength and
conditioning specialist
(CSCS)

sports medicine
The branch of health
care that deals with
evaluating athletes
and preventing and
treating injuries. These
athletes can range
from wheelchair
basketball players to
the extreme skier.

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Commission on Accreditation
of Athletic Training Education
(CAATE)
health maintenance
organization (HMO)
preferred provider organization
(PPO)

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National Athletic Trainers'
Association (NATA)
physical fitness program
physical therapy aide
physical therapy assistant
sports medicine
therapeutic modality

SPORTS MEDICINE: THE CIRCLE OF CARE
Welcome to sports medicine, an exciting and ever-changing area of the health care
system that is growing rapidly, creating many job opportunities for properly trained
and creative people. Sports medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with
prevention, research, education, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries
that occur to athletes and the active population of all ages. Sports medicine professionals have the knowledge and skills to bring their patients full circle with the care
they provide. The circle of care begins with the athlete on the field or the individual
in motion. If that person becomes injured, the requirement is immediate treatment,



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