Education: Graduate from a college or university accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
Certification: Possess and maintain a current Certification in Athletic Training through the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Board of Certification (BOC)
Experience: One year of experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer after graduation.
Perform a full range of Certified Athletic Trainer duties. All services performed shall fall within those guidelines established by the National Athletic Trainers Association, American College of Sports Medicine, and American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.
Prevent, recognize, treat and rehabilitate injuries.
Provide evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries incurred, including, but not limited to the following: progressive resistance exercise (PRE), open and closed chain kinetic exercises, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), manual therapy and joint mobilization, hydrotherapy,hydrocollator, cryotherapy, ultrasound, phonophoresis, iontophoresis, and all varieties of muscle stimulation.
Provide treatment for soft tissue damage, acute and chronic edema, post-surgical edema, muscle atrophy, pain, overuse injuries, decreased circulation and loss of strength due to injury or biomechanical imbalance.
Provide emergency first aid, evaluation and treatment of injuries, and aid in preliminary diagnosis to include recognition ofseverityofinjury, rendering initial treatment and performinginitialexamination.
Design and fabricate protective pads, equipmentandbraces for the prevention and treatment of injuries including the use of proper taping techniques.