For my capstone, I choose to implement a high school student athletic trainer aid program right here at SLA @ Beeber. Sports have been a big part of my life since freshman year and all throughout high school. Though all the great time spent in the gym there was also the hard time to follow including injuries. This helped me realize the importance of athletic trainers as they were the ones that helped me get back on my feet. My final project includes a video of coach King giving one of his lessons to some volunteer and future athletic trainers in a classroom setting, along with other clips of demonstrations to help prevent injuries. This project has really been an eye opening experience for me as I learned a lot through the process. The more I learned about the human body I also gained knowledge on the wide variety of things that the athletic trainer knows. I gained a new appreciation for athletic trainers and learned that they are a viable asset to the medical field and rightfully so. I hope through my project you can gain the same appreciation.
Bibliography: “Student Athletic Trainer Aid Program.” Goduke.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Apr. 2017. http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=1365823. This website is a good example of a student athletic trainer program at the collegiate level. It goes through the whole mission of the program and what it wants to achieve. It explains what the program is and the type of things that they do. Lastly, it lists the requirements in order to take part in the program.
Athletic Trainers - What do Athletic Trainers do?” StudentScholarships.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Apr. 2017. https://www.studentscholarships.org/salary/621/athletic_trainers.php This source first explains what athletic trainers do their job from preventing injuries to educating people on how to reduce their risk of injury. It goes into detail about the type of work environments they have including the hours they work. It talks about the education and certification that you need in order to become one.
“Athletic Training.” National Athletic Trainers’ Association. N.p., 16 Feb. 2017. Web. 31 Apr. 2017. http://www.nata.org/about/athletic-training This source first explains what athletic trainers do their job from preventing injuries to educating people on how to reduce their risk of injury. It then goes into detail about the health care that they provide and the variety of skills they possess.
“High School Student Athletic Trainers.” Northern Polar Bears. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Apr. 2017. http://www.northernpolarbears.com/Northernhs.cfm?subpage=1047384.
This website is a good example of a student athletic trainer program at the high school level. It goes through the whole mission of the program and what it wants to achieve. It explains what the program is and the type of things that they do. Lastly, it lists the criteria in order to take part in the program.
“What’s the Difference Between a Personal Trainer, Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist?” ACE Fitness. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Apr. 2017. https://www.acefitness.org/blog/2179/what-s-the-difference-between-a-personal-trainer In the source, they explain the difference between an athletic trainer, personal trainer, and physical therapist. The list the different things each of the three does because the three professions get easily confused. It then talks about education requirements and also the work environment for each.