Author

Jenna Szuba

Date Approved

2014

Date Posted

4-2-2014

Degree Type

Open Access Senior Honors Thesis

Department

Health Promotion and Human Performance

First Advisor

Jim Sweet

Second Advisor

Jodi Schumacher

Third Advisor

Chris Herman

Abstract

The six domains of athletic training are injury prevention, clinical evaluation and diagnosis, immediate care, treatment, rehabilitation and reconditioning, organization and administration, and professional responsibility. To educate the public about the profession, explaining these six domains can help identify the areas athletic trainers are proficient in. Each domain is different and describes a specific aspect of the profession of athletic training. Together they help to shape and define the profession of athletic training. Not only do the six domains guide athletic training on a big scale, but they can also be found everyday in the athletic training rooms and clinics of certified athletic trainers across the nation. From giving an athlete a Band-Aid to writing an injury report to spine boarding an athlete, every action an athletic trainer performs fits into one of the six domains.

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