...In all but two states, California and Alaska, athletic trainers are licensed as health care professionals.
Their actual jobs are injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation in sports -- all prime topics this week at the annual meeting of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA). It's a health care profession in which they can go in a blink from dealing with nicks and bruises to responding to concussions, blown out knees and heat stroke.
NATA will release preliminary survey data today showing improvement in the percentage of U.S. high schools serviced by athletic trainers. In past years, the group estimated that only about 40% of high schools had "access" to full-time or part-time athletic trainers...
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