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Student-Athletes' Knowledge Of Athletic Trainers' Scope Of Practice, Jessica Pearson Jan 2017

Student-Athletes' Knowledge Of Athletic Trainers' Scope Of Practice, Jessica Pearson

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Context: As a member of the sports medicine team, athletic trainers serve athletes through injury prevention, evaluation, and rehabilitation. While it is imperative for members of the sports medicine team to have knowledge of scope of practice of athletic trainers, it may also be important for athletes as well, so that the athletic trainers can be properly utilized by all parties. Although previous research has been completed on how athletes’ sport profile and satisfaction of care relate, no previous studies were identified that assessed athletes’ knowledge of athletic trainers’ scope of practice.

Objective: Determine student-athletes’ knowledge of athletic trainers’ scope ...