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    Athletic training services at Crown Point High School are provided by Franciscan Health Crown Point and the  Franciscan Health Crown Point Sports Medicine Institute

     

    Athletic Training

    An Athletic Trainer (AT) is a certified health care professional that is works within the sports medicine umbrella. An athletic trainer must have a degree from an accredited professional level education program, be licensed by the state in which he or she works, and be certified by the Board of Certification (BOC). Athletic training has been recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as an allied health care profession since 1990.

    Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of emergent, acute, or chronic injuries and medical condidions. The career field is recognized bye the American Medical Association (AMA), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied health care profession.

    Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction or in collaboration with a physican, in accordance with their education, training, and the state's statutes, rules, and regulations. As a part of the health care team, services provided by athletic trainers include primary care, injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. For more information on the qualifications of athleic trainers and the clinical tasks they routinely perform, check out The Guide to Athletic Training Services (PDF) from the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA). 
     
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