What is athletic training? Simply stated, it is the prevention, recognition, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.
Athletic trainers are health care professionals who are licensed or otherwise regulated to work with athletes and physically active people to prevent, diagnose and treat injuries and other emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions including cardiac abnormalities and heat stroke. NATA 2013, Public Relations Manager
“Athletic Training” means and includes the practice of physical conditioning and reconditioning of athletes and the prevention of injuries incurred by athletes. Athletic training shall also include the application of physical treatment modalities to athletes under a plan of care designed and overseen by a physician licensed in this State, as recommended by the advisory committee and defined in regulations by the Board. “Athletic Training Licensure Act”