Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Program Overview
Mt. SAC Sports Medicine Program is responsible for the prevention of injuries and helping student-athletes quickly recover from injuries. This is accomplished through utilizing diagnostic equipment along with the latest methods of prevention and care of injuries. All student-athletes are carefully examined before sport participation to ensure early detection of potential problems.
The Mt. SAC Athletic Training Staff monitors injuries and rehabilitation for all student-athletes, as well as arranging physical examination and consultation for student-athletes..
The staff are approved clinical preceptors and supervisors who educate and supervise athletic training students from affiliated athletic training programs, athletic training student aides and pre-professional volunteers.
Mt. SAC Sports Medicine Program Medical Doctors
What is an athletic trainer?
The National Athletic Trainers' Association, defines athletic trainers (ATs) as 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. Students who want to become certified athletic trainers must earn a degree from an accredited athletic training curriculum. Accredited programs include formal instruction in areas such as injury/illness prevention, first aid and emergency care, assessment of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and nutrition. Classroom learning is enhanced through clinical education experiences. More than 80 percent of certified athletic trainers hold at least a master’s degree.
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