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Athletic Training   Tags: athletes, health, sports, therapy  

A research guide of recommended information resources for Athletic Training
Last Updated: Nov 5, 2015 URL: Print Guide

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Home: Welcome to the ATHLETIC TRAINING Research Guide!

This is a guide of librarian recommended information resources for Athletic Training research.

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Home: National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)

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"The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) is a professional membership association serving certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession in the United States also operating in some Canadian Provinces. Founded in 1950, the NATA represents more than 82 percent of all athletic trainers practicing in the United States. NATA's mission is to enhance the quality of health care for athletes & those engaged in physical activity & to advance the profession through education & research. Its website provides Industry, media, marketing, education, & employment links."

Home: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

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"ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. With more than 45,000 members and other certified professionals worldwide, ACSM is dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine. The mission of the American College of Sports Medicine is to advance and integrate scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine."


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Home: Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association (OATA)

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"The Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association (OATA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the health care needs of the physically active. Founded in 1984, the primary goal of the OATA is to ensure that athletes, at any level, receive immediate, professional, quality health care. This comprehensive and cost-effective care is accomplished with the daily contact and cooperation with physicians and other allied health care professionals. The OATA continues to work with the Ohio State Medical Association to provide educational opportunities for athletic trainers, physicians, school administrators, athletic directors, coaches, parents, and athletes. The OATA also encourages professional development of its members and provides a means for the exchange of ideas. The Mission of the Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association is to advance and strengthen the profession of Athletic Training while delivering and advocating for high quality healthcare in the state of Ohio."

Home: Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, & Athletic Trainers (OTPTAT) Board

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"The Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers (OTPTAT) Board is responsible for the regulation of the practice of occupational therapy, physical therapy, and athletic training in the State of Ohio. The board was established in 1976 as the Occupational Therapy Board. In 1977, regulation of physical therapy was transferred from the Medical Board to the Ohio Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Board. In 1990, licensure of athletic trainers was added to the responsibility of the Ohio OTPTAT Board. The regulation of the three professions includes: issuing and renewing the licenses of properly qualified individuals; investigating complaints against licensees; monitoring compliance with mandatory continuing education requirements; and educating licensees and the consumers of the services provided by the board's licensees on the laws and rules that govern the practice of occupational therapy, physical therapy, and athletic training in Ohio and the board's role to promote and protect the health of the citizens of Ohio through effective regulation of these three professions."

Home: Ohio Department of Health (ODH)

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"The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is a cabinet-level agency in the executive branch of Ohio's government. At the Ohio Department of Health, there are more than 100 programs designed to protect and improve the health of all Ohioans. ODH employees work to help protect Ohio's food supply, ensure quality care within Ohio’s nursing homes, track infectious diseases, respond to emergencies, and process birth, death and adoption records. ODH collects data & statistics; provides resources for the media, along with educational & and training materials for its citizens; and monitors health rules, laws, forms."

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