Every March Athletico recognizes the important contributions of athletic trainers in the communities where we live and work in celebration of National Athletic Training Month (NATM). This year’s theme from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) highlights the ways athletic trainers (ATs) impact health care through action.
To kick off the NATM celebration, we are starting with a quiz that highlights some general questions about the athletic training profession. Test your AT knowledge with the five questions below.
Athletic training includes the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergency, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions.
Athletic trainers aren’t just at high schools, colleges and sporting events. You may see athletic trainers in a variety of other settings, including physician offices, health care administrations, law enforcement, industrial sites and the military.
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) was founded in 1950 when the first meeting took place in Kansas City.
Athletic trainers are invested in the athletes and teams they support. Not only do ATs get excited for game days, but they may even have their own game day rituals for good luck!
Your athletic trainer does a lot of behind the scenes work! From organizing physicals and assisting with administrative duties to keeping meticulous notes on injuries, there are many duties that make up an athletic trainer’s typical work day.