Athletic Training

An athletic trainer is a certified, licensed health care professional. Athletic training has been recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as an allied health care profession since 1990. In cooperation with physicians and other allied health personnel, the athletic trainer functions as an integral member of the athletic health care team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, sports medicine clinics, professional sports programs and other athletic health care settings.

Certified athletic trainers have, at minimum, a bachelor's degree, usually in athletic training, health, physical education or exercise science. In addition, athletic trainers study human anatomy, human physiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, athletic training, nutrition and psychology/counseling. Certified athletic trainers also participate in extensive clinical affiliations with athletic teams under appropriate supervision.

Many states license athletic trainers and require continuing education (CME/CEU) for license renewal. The American College of Physical Medicine is a State of Illinois approved provider for continuing education through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations for athletic trainers.

CME/CEU Courses