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Sports Medicine Outreach

Who is an ATC and Why are they Important?

Certified Athletic Trainers are credentialed professionals that have graduated from a four-year or graduate accredited university athletic training program and pass the requisite exam given by the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification (NATABOC).

The American Medical Association has recognized Athletic Training as an allied healthcare profession since 1990. They are experts at every level of care for the athlete, injury prevention, assessment and diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation, sports performance.  Certified Athletic Trainers are specialize in orthopedic and musculoskeletal disciplines and fully understand a wide range of medical conditions both emergent and chronic. They play a vital role on the sidelines, in the Training Room, in the Clinic, and understand the healthcare needs of athletes best. Scientific data shows us that an ATC on the field or court means concussions are more likely to be diagnosed, injured athletes have better outcomes, and both recovery time and long-term health are greatly improved.

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