The term “sports medicine” is a vague description for some type of job involving medical care in association with sports. Some professions commonly associated with sports medicine include athletic training, physical therapy, and team doctor. Other professions also frequently associated with sports medicine include massage therapist, strength and conditioning coach, physician assistant, physical therapy assistant, exercise physiology, nutrition, psychology, etc, etc, etc.
Also: Identify the role a certified athletic trainer may play on a sports medicine team member. Please make up a scenario and discuss their role.
There is a collision on the Football field. The head athletic trainer is the first one on the scene and there is also an assistant athletic trainer. The role of the assistant athletic trainer might be……. Please describe!
If you need some ideas and information about careers in Sports Medicine you can visit the following websites:
Athletic Training: http://nata.org/
Physical Therapy: http://www.apta.org//AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home
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