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Concluding Myth about Athletic Trainers

Myth: All athletic trainers do is hand out ice, tape ankles and fill water bottles. FALSE…”Your protection is our priority” the 2017 NATM slogan and exemplifies the essential role athletic trainers play in acute care management and prevention of injuries. As stated in the NATA Key Messages, “Brain and spinal cord injuries and conditions such as heat

Another Myth about Athletic Trainers

Myth: Athletic training doesn’t require much of an education. FALSE… According to the NATA, more than 70 percent of athletic trainers hold at least a master’s degree. Currently all certified and/or licensed athletic trainers must have a bachelor’s degree from a CAATE-accredited college or university. However, the AT Strategic Alliance announced in 2015 the decision to shift the minimum

Today’s Myth About Athletic Trainers

  Myth: Athletic Trainers only work for sports teams FALSE…The National Athletic Training Association (NATA) reports that more than 50 percent of athletic trainers work outside of school settings. These settings include physician offices, rural and urban hospitals, hospital emergency rooms, urgent and ambulatory care centers, military hospitals, physical therapy clinics, secondary schools, colleges/universities, youth

Myth’s about Athletic Trainers

This week we are going to tackle some myths associated with Athletic Trainers and the athletic training profession. Tune in daily to see what common misconceptions the general public has on Athletic Trainers and research to help you debunk these myths to help support the athletic training profession. Myth 1: Athletic trainers are glorified personal trainers.

T-Shirt Fundraiser for NATAM

Please find a link below to the National Athletic Training Month T-Shirt Fundraiser. This fundraiser is aimed to assist Mitch, our Athletic Trainer, in purchasing items to help him provide the best sports medicine care for our Start Athletes. Payment and Orders are due on March 31st, 2021. Payment (check or cash) can be handed

Essential Healthcare Services ATs Provide

Recall from yesterdays post that Athletic Trainers are essential to healthcare. ATs provide a great deal of health services that are essential to keeping patients on the field, working, and living life. Now let’s take a look at what some of these services are that ATs provide… Injury and Illness Prevention: ATs implement injury prevention

Why are Athletic Trainers Essential to Healthcare?

The 2021 theme for National Athletic Training Month is “Essential to Health Care.” No matter the team, athletic trainers are essential to health care in work, life and sport. From sports to military, warehouse floors to the theatre stage, ATs provide medical services aimed at reducing the risk of injury and illness, enhancing performance, improving wellness

Meet Roy C. Start High School’s Athletic Trainer

In celebration of National Athletic Training Month, we would like to introduce you to Start High School’s Athletic Trainer – Mitch. Mitch graduated from The University of Iowa (Go Hawks) with a B.S. in Athletic Training. He is currently working toward a master’s degree in exercise science with an emphasis in post-professional athletic training at

National Athletic Training Month

Did you know that the month of March is not just spent springing ahead for day light savings or celebrating Leprechauns … It’s also National Athletic Training Month (NATAM), a time to celebrate the essential role that athletic trainers play in health care. Athletic trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who provide medical services for