Concepts of Athletic Training

Concepts of Athletic Training



Concepts of Athletic Training, Fourth Edition represents over a decade of evolution and revision of the previous editions in an effort to better serve students considering a career in athletic training, or for those going on to careers as K-12 physical educators or coaches. This outstanding introductory text presents key concepts pertaining to the field of athletic training in a comprehensive, logically sequential manner that will assist future professionals in making the correct decisions when confronted with an activity-related injury or illness in their scope of practice.

New Topics and Features

  • Updated materials on the incidence of sports injuries in the pediatric age group, and on the etiology of overuse injuries. (Chapter 1)
  • Inclusion of recommendations regarding the athletic health care team, as well as new material from the ACSM's Team Physician Consensus Statement. (Chapter 2)
  • An introduction to the recently passed federal HIPAA regulations as they relate to sports injuries, as well as updated information on state regulation of athletic training. (Chapter 3)
  • Recent research on the psychological impact of sports injuries on adolescents, as well as updated material on eating disorders among athletes. (Chapter 5)
  • New information on supplements, since many athletes are turning to ergogenic aids in an effort to improve their performance. (Chapter 6)
  • Extensive material on the development and implementation of the "Emergency Plan." (Chapter 7)
  • Updated information on the epidemiology of head injury along with a new evidence-based classification system for cerebral concussion. (Chapter 9)
  • Updated with the latest Emergency Care and Safety Institute CPR and Bloodborne Pathogens Guidelines. (Appendix 1, 2)
  • New information on exertional heat illnesses (Chapter 18), and on NATA's position statement on exertional heat illnesses. (Appendix 3)




Jones and Bartlett

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Concepts of Athletic Training