Athletic Trainers are health care professionals, who collaborate with physicians and physical therapists to optimize activity and participation of patients and athletes. Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC’s) are medical experts in the prevention and evaluation of injuries, treatment of emergencies, as well as managing and rehabilitating injuries that result from physical activities.
Athletic Training is recognized by the American Medical Association as an allied health care profession. ATC’s work in various setting including the military, physical therapy clinics, hospitals, businesses, secondary schools, colleges/universities and professional sports. In order to become a certified athletic trainer, students must graduate with a bachelors or masters degree from an accredited professional athletic training education program and pass a comprehensive test administered by the Board of Certification. Once certified by the National Board and the KY Board of Medical Licensure our staff of Athletic Trainers must meet ongoing continuing education requirements in order to remain certified.
The Athletic Trainers at St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine are responsible for the athletic coverage of various local high schools, as well as Thomas More College and the Cincinnati Dutch Lions.