Did you know…
Facts about Althletic Training:
- There are over 41,000 BOC Certified Athletic Trainers in the United States!
- The National Athletic Trainers’ Association is based out of Dallas, TX.
- Athletic Trainers practice in a variety of settings including high schools, colleges, professional sports, youth sports, rehabilitation & sports medicine clinics, physician offices, military, law enforcement, fine arts, and theater.
- Athletic Trainers are healthcare providers.
- Alaska and California are the only two states that do not require athletic training licensure or other registration with the state.
- Athletic Trainers are trained in CPR and AED use.
- Athletic Trainers are required to have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and to have passed a national certification exam.
- Over 70% of Certified Athletic Trainers possess a master’s degree or higher.
- Athletic Trainers are required to complete continuing education to maintain certification
- Athletic Trainers are part of the Sports Medicine Team which is made of a variety of healthcare professionals.
- Athletic Trainers are skilled in manual therapy as a part of their rehabilitation background.
- Athletic Trainers are leaders in concussion recognition and concussion management.
- March is National Athletic Training Month.
- Athletic Trainers specialize in the healthcare needs of the active population
- Athletic Trainers are recognized as allied health professionals by the American Medical Association and numerous other national organizations.
- Less than half of all high schools in the US provide their student-athletes access to an Athletic Trainer.
- Athletic Trainers handle administrative duties such as health forms, budgets, scheduling, and other tasks.
- Athletic Trainers are responsible for the prevention, evaluation, and rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries.