On the 20th day of National Athletic Training Month, I thought I’d give you some facts about athletic trainers and the athletic training profession.

  1. There are over 39,000 Certified Athletic Trainers in the United States!
  2. Alaska and California are the only two states that do not require athletic training licensure or other registration with the state.
  3. Certified Athletic Trainers are found in a variety of settings including high schools, colleges, professional sports, youth sports, PT clinics, physician offices, military, law enforcement, fine arts, and theater. Read the rest of this entry »
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March is…

March 19, 2012

March is National Athletic Training Month and this year the National Athletic Trainers’ Association is celebrating it with the theme “Athletic Trainers Save Lives.” I believe this is a great theme because athletic trainers are healthcare providers often responsible for potential life threatening injuries on the athletic fields and off! But athletic trainers are so much more than just emergency personnel.

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This week’s Quote of the Week is athletic training related. In case you are unaware, March is National Athletic Training Month. Each weekly quote will be related to athletic training this month…

“Would you drop a child off at a pool or an ocean that did not have a lifeguard? And if the answer is no then you wouldn’t drop a child off at a football practice or a football game without an athletic trainer.”  —Big Hits, Broken Dreams

I originally posted this back in August. With March being National Athletic Training Month, it’s time it re-appears on the blog.

  1. A certified athletic trainer is the #1 healthcare provider trained and educated to work with athletes.
  2. A certified athletic trainer is trained to handle emergencies whether it’s a broken arm, a neck injury, or cardiopulmonary. All athletic trainers are trained in life-saving skills such as CPR and AED use. Read the rest of this entry »

This week’s Quote of the Week is athletic training related. In case you are unaware, March is National Athletic Training Month. Each weekly quote will be related to athletic training this month…

“Every Athlete Deserves an Athletic Trainer”—Mike Hopper, ATC

 

Quote of the Week: March

February 26, 2012

Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer.  ~Geoffrey B. Charlesworth

Looking Ahead to March

January 31, 2012

Read my newest blog post at the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers’ website. Here is a little preview…

As the calendar turns, it’s time to prepare and start thinking about what lies ahead. For Athletic Trainers, March is comingquickly and March equals National Athletic Training Month. This year’s theme is “Athletic Trainers Save Lives.” It is important for us to promote the profession and our knowledge and skill on a daily and weekly basis, but the month of March provides us the opportunity to really reach out to our communities both in society and the medical communities around us.

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