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Careers in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training

The educational programs include formal instruction in areas such as:
Basic and Applied Sciences
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Human Anatomy

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Human Physiology

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Chemistry

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Biology

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Physics

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Statistics and Research Design

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Rehabilitation

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Exercise Physiology

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Kinesiology/Biomechanics

Professional Content

Board of
Certification (BOC)
The certifying
organization for the
athletic trainer.

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Risk Management and Injury Prevention

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Pathology of Injuries and Illnesses

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Orthopedic Clinical Examination and Diagnosis

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Medical Conditions and Disabilities

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Acute Care of Injuries and Illnesses

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Therapeutic Modalities

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Conditioning, Rehabilitative Exercise

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Pharmacology

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Psychosocial Intervention and Referral

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Nutritional Aspects of Injuries and Illnesses

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Health Care Administration

Classroom learning is enhanced through clinical education experiences in a variety of settings. Many certified athletic trainers hold a master's degree.
The Board of Certification (BOC) is the certifying organization for the athletic
trainer. As noted on its website, "The Mission of the Board of Certification is to provide exceptional credentialing programs for healthcare professionals to assure protection of the public." The BOC has been responsible for the certification of athletic
trainers since 1969. It changed its name from the NATABOC to the BOC in 2004.
The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) is the national membership
organization for the profession of athletic training. According to its website, the mission of the NATA is to enhance the quality of health care provided by certified athletic
trainers and to advance the athletic training profession.
NATA, founded in 1950, represents and supports the 30,000 plus members of
the athletic training profession through public awareness, education, and research.
Athletic trainers are unique health care providers who specialize in the prevention,
assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses that occur to
athletes and the physically active.
The athletic trainer is an essential part of the sports medicine team. This course
will introduce you to the career of athletic trainer and other related fields. The



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