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Nebraska Athletic Medicine
Courtesy: NU Athletic Communications
08/17/2016
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Athletic Medicine at the University of Nebraska is dedicated to providing all student-athletes in the department with the highest level of health care. The care given by the Nebraska Athletic Medicine staff goes well beyond the daily medical concerns that every Division I program has regarding injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. The total health care of the individual is the goal of the Nebraska program. The staff continues to identify and assist in the treatment of the student-athlete at risk for overwhelming stress, career threatening injury, eating disorders, psychological disorders and other medical problems.

For more information call Athletic Medicine at (402) 472-2433 or send us e-mail.

What you probably don't know about certified athletic trainers
What is an Athletic Trainer?
The certified athletic trainer (ATC) is a highly educated and skilled professional specializing in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries. In cooperation with physicians and other allied health personnel, the ATC functions as an integral member of the athletic healthcare team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, sports medicine clinics, professional sports programs, industrial settings and other healthcare environments.

Visit the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) on the Internet at http://www.nata.org

ATCs aren't just for marquee athletes

You'll certainly find certified athletic trainers in every major professional sport, but you'll also find them at every level of collegiate athletics, in a growing number of secondary schools, in sports medicine clinics and now in industrial settings as well as other healthcare environments.

It's incorrect to call them "trainers"

If you do this, you are not distinguishing between certified athletic trainers and a number of other professions that include the word "trainer," like personal trainers or horse trainers. If you don't want to use the full name "certified athletic trainer," use "athletic trainer" or, best of all, "ATC."

They are allied health professionals

In fact, the American Medical Association recognizes athletic training as an allied healthcare profession and recommends the use of ATCs in all high school athletic programs. The certified athletic trainer is a highly educated and skilled professional specializing in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries. In cooperation with physicians and other allied health personnel, the ATC functions as an integral member of the athletic healthcare team.

Most states require certification to practice athletic training

The NATABOC (NATA Board of Certification) provide a rigorous and continuing program for certification. Most states now use the ATC program from NATABOC as the requirement to practice athletic training.

It's not an overwhelmingly male profession
According to 1999 statistics, 46 percent are female.

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