Presbyterian College Celebrates National Athletic Training Month
CLINTON, S.C. – Presbyterian College and the PC Sports Medicine department recognize its athletic trainers and sports medicine professionals as part of “National Athletic Training Month.”
March is National Athletic Training Month with the theme “Athletic Trainers Save Lives.”
Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers (AT), health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients across age and care continuums. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities. ATs work under the direction of physicians, as prescribed by state licensure statutes
ATs are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals, and are under the allied health professions category as defined by Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Athletic trainers are assigned National Provider Identifier (NPI) numbers, and the taxonomy code for athletic trainers is 2255A2300X. Athletic trainers are listed in the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the “professional and related occupations” section.
To view a video about the role athletic trainers play in saving lives and keeping student-athletes healthy, click here.