Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians. The services provided by ATs comprise prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.* Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as a health care profession.
*This definition is approved by the NATA's nomenclature work group and the NATA Board of Directors, January 2013.
Employers of Athletic Training Services
- Professional and Collegiate Sports
- Secondary and Intermediate Schools
- Sports Medicine Clinics
- Hospital ER and Rehab Clinics
- Occupational Settings
- Fitness Centers
- Physician Offices