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#50 - What is an Athletic Trainer?

We recently kicked off our athletic trainer in concussion care series. Today, we’ll be diving deeper by answering the question “What is an athletic trainer”?

Athletic trainers are skilled healthcare professionals who work alongside physicians. Their specialized training and diverse skill set allow them to make removal from activity decisions, assist with injury prevention, and provide emergency and rehabilitative care.

Unlike personal trainers, athletic trainers are required to graduate from an accredited master’s program that supplies a curriculum and clinical training based on the medical model. They may also complete athletic training certifications and take annual continuing education courses to stay up to date on the best practices in concussion care.

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