Athletic Trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians. The services provided by ATs comprise prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.
Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as a health care profession.
This definition is approved by the NATA's nomenclature work group and the NATA Board of Directors, January 2013.
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Why Choose FGCU's Athletic Training Program
Students select the FGCU Athletic Training Program for a variety of reasons. However, the program's most distinctive elements are:
Athletic training knowledge, skills, and abilities taught in a hands-on environment from a variety of faculty and clinical preceptors in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical education setting.
Board of Certification: 94% First Time Pass Rate and a 97% Overall Pass Rate since the inception of the program.
Students are engaged in simultaneous classroom and clinical education allowing the seamless acquisition of knowledge and skill development.
Development of competency to practice in an evidence based manner.
In addition, students learn in an atmosphere that is conducive to learning in state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms with small class sizes. Finally, high level students have also enjoyed the opportunity to work on faculty projects and research.
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