• May. 28 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ Day 3 - NAIA Outdoor Championships - No Team Score
  • May. 27 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Day 3 - NAIA Outdoor Championships - 31st of 64
  • May. 27 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Day 3 - NAIA Outdoor National Championships - 8th of 68
  • May. 27 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ Day 3 - NAIA National Championships - 20th of 69
  • May. 27 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ Day 3 - NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships - No Team Score
  • May. 27 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ Day 3 - NAIA Outdoor National Championships - 61st of 69
  • May. 27 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ Day 3 - NAIA Outdoor Championships - No Team Score
  • May. 27 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field @ NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships - 9th of 69
  • May. 27 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships - 23rd of 68
  • May. 27 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Day 3 - NAIA Outdoor Championships - 61st of 68
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What does an Athletic Trainer do?

Athletic trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to

optimize patient and client activity and participation in athletics, work and life. The

practice of athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination and

diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of emergent, acute, sub-acute, and

chronic neuro-musculoskeletal conditions and certain medical conditions in order

to minimize subsequent impairments, functional limitations, disability, and

societal limitations.

Athletic trainers' work settings can include high schools, colleges, universities,

professional sports teams, hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, physicians' offices,

corporate and industrial institutions, the military, and the performing arts.

Regardless of their practice setting, athletic trainers practice athletic training (or

provide athletic training services) according to their education and state practice

act.

Athletic trainers are educated and trained in injury and illness prevention

strategies that focus on optimizing health to improve an individual's quality of life.

Athletic trainers are the only health care professionals whose expertise in

prevention ranges from minor sprains to catastrophic head and neck injuries, and

from minor illnesses to exertional heat syndrome. Nutrition and wellness also

play an integral role in the athletic trainers' work in preventing injury and illness.

Athletic trainers recognize when consultation with other health care providers is

necessary and refer accordingly.

Athletic trainers are educated and trained to examine patients/clients who have

acute, sub-acute, or chronic musculoskeletal disorders and medical conditions

and to arrive at a differential diagnosis regarding suspected pathologies. Based

on this assessment, athletic trainers determine the impairments, functional

limitations and the disabilities that result from these injuries and illnesses.

Effective examination requires a thorough understanding of musculoskeletal and

systemic anatomy, and the physiological response to injury and illness.

Examination is an ongoing process focused on meeting the changing needs of

the patient/client. Athletic trainers recognize when consultation with other health

care providers is necessary and refer accordingly.

Athletic trainers are educated and trained to provide standard immediate and

emergency care procedures to patients and clients. Athletic trainers also

recognize when consultation with other health care providers is necessary and

refer accordingly.

Athletic trainers are educated and trained to assess the status of a patient's or

client's post-operative, chronic, acute and sub-acute musculoskeletal injuries,

illnesses and/or conditions to determine impairments, functional limitations and

disability. Based on this assessment, athletic trainers determine the appropriate

treatment goals and therapeutic interventions to reduce the extent of a patient's

or client's disability. Athletic trainers modify the treatment plans based on

continual/regular assessment of the patient/client, and discharge the

patient/client once treatment goals are met or the patient's or client's condition is

no longer improving. Athletic trainers recognize when consultation with other

health care providers is necessary and refer accordingly.

Athletic trainers possess the skills necessary to develop, administer and manage

a healthcare facility and associated venues that provide healthcare services.

Athletic trainers have the skill set to utilize human, physical, and fiscal resources

to provide efficient and effective healthcare services.