Sports Medicine

Overview

Sports Medicine

Mission Statement

The Jesuit Athletic Training/Sports Medicine Program is dedicated to providing quality medical care to student athletes, coaches, and staff. Services can be broken down into these primary categories:

  • Injury Prevention
  • Recognition and Management of Athletic Injury
  • Rehabilitation of Athletic Injury
  • Emergency Medical Care

Additional Health and Safety Information

  • Click Herefor Hygiene Information (refer to pages 58-63)
  • Click Here for Hydration Information & Heat Management (refer to pages 20-34)
  • Click Here for Nutrition Information (refer to pages 69-74)
  • Click Herefor Performance Enhancement & Supplementation
  • Click Here for Lightning Safety

What Is Athletic Training?

Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities. 

Source: nata.org

Athletic Training vs Personal Training

Athletic training is often confused with personal training. There is, however, a large difference in the education, skillset, job duties and patients of an athletic trainer and a personal trainer. Athletic trainers provide physical medicine, rehabilitative and preventative services. Athletic trainers treat a breadth of patients, including but not limited to: professional, college, secondary school and youth athletes, dancers, musicians and military personnel. Athletic trainers work can work in a variety of locations including schools, physician clinics, hospitals and manufacturing plants.

To become certified athletic trainer, a student must graduate with bachelors or masters degree from an accredited professional athletic training education program and pass a comprehensive test administered by the Board of Certification. Once certified, they must meet ongoing continuing education requirements in order to remain certified. Athletic trainers must also work under the direction of a physician and within their state practice act.

Source: nata.org