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					Athletic Training
Tony Fitzpatrick, ATC, LAT
         Boise, ID
       Rachael Oats
    Jon Almquist, ATC
        Fairfax, VA
              What is the ‘NATA’
• National Athletic Trainers’ Association
• Professional Association for Athletic Trainers
• 31,000+ Members
   – 34% of ATCs are employed in High Schools
   – 4500+ College Students in Professional Education Programs
• Involved in Development of Profession’s Accredited
  Education Programs
• Based in Dallas, Texas
Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
• Certified athletic trainers (ATCs) 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.
    Professional Athletic Training
•   Assessment and Evaluation
•   Acute Care
•   General Medical Conditions and Disabilities
•   Pathology of Injury and Illness
•   Pharmacological Aspects of Injury and Illness
•   Nutritional Aspects of Injury and Illness
•   Therapeutic Exercise
•   Therapeutic Modalities
•   Health Care Administration
•   Professional Development and Responsibilities
•   Psychosocial Intervention and Referral
      Athletic Training Domains
•   Prevention
•   Recognition, Evaluation & Assessment
•   Immediate Care
•   Treatment, Rehabilitation & Reconditioning
•   Organization & Administration
•   Professional Development & Responsibility
   Certification Requirements
• BS or Masters in Athletic Training through
  a curriculum approved by Commission on
  Accreditation of Allied Health Education
  Programs (CAAHEP)
• Successful completion of the NATA Board
  of Certification exam
• Continuing Education Required to Maintain
• Licensed in majority of states
   NATA Board of Certification
      (BOC) Accreditation
• Since 1982, the BOC has been continuously accredited by
  the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. The
  BOC is the only accredited athletic trainer credentialing
  program in the United States.
• The National Commission for Certifying Agencies
  (NCCA) is the accreditation body of NOCA. Certification
  programs may apply and be accredited by the NCCA if
  they demonstrate compliance with each accreditation
  standard. NCCA's Standards exceed the requirements set
  forth by the American Psychological Association and the
  U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
            State Regulation
Athletic Training Profession is Regulated in Many States
in an Effort to Protect the Public
          Employment Settings
•   Professional Sports
•   College University Athletics
•   Secondary School Athletics
•   Clinical Physical Therapy Outpatient & Hospital
•   Corporate & Industrial
•   Military
 Athletic Training Student Aide
• ATSA – An “AIDE” vs “Student Athletic
• Must Work Under the Direction of an ATC
• Opportunity to Become Involved in High
  School Activities
• Gateway to Career Opportunities
Resources Available from NATA
• Print Material on Athletic Training Profession
• Scientific Journal
• Position Statements (Heat Illness, Lightning, Fluid
  Replacement, Concussion, etc)
• Tools to Develop Proposals to Hire an ATC
• Professional Contacts to Offer Curriculum
  Development Assistance
• Information on Accredited College/University
  Athletic Training Programs

          1 800-TRY-NATA
       Tony Fitzpatrick, ATC LAT
Rachael Oats                     Jon Almquist, ATC

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