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March is National Athletic Training Month

March 18, 2016

Category: Academics, Events, Sport & Health Sciences, Students


athtrain2016.jpg"A Safer Approach to Work, Life and Sport" is the theme for the month of March recognizing Athletic Trainers (ATs) as experts in taking care of all kinds of injuries and for their commitment to helping people prevent injuries and keeping people healthy and active.

ATs are healthcare experts who specialize in prevention, recognition, management and rehabilitation of injuries that result from physical activity. ATs work under the direction of a licensed physician and collaborate with other healthcare professionals, coaches, parents and administrators.

Sports injuries can be serious. These healthcare professionals have the education and training in treating sports injuries involving the musculoskeletal system, as well as heat illness, spine and neck injuries, sudden cardiac arrest, and in recognizing the often subtle signs or symptoms of a concussion.Athletic Training Month

marchAT15.pngFor more information on the Athletic Training Program at Catawba, visit www.catawba.edu/at.