Athletic Training

Athletic trainers with Sentara RMH Rehab Services provide a variety of services to local athletes. They help plan and implement physical therapy protocols for all orthopedic injuries, and lead sports performance programs in physical therapy clinics. Athletic trainers also provide sports performance to local school systems.

  • What is a Certified Athletic Trainer?

    Certified athletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries that result from physical activity. As part of a complete healthcare team, the certified athletic trainer works under the direction of a licensed physician and in cooperation with other health care professionals, athletics administrators, coaches and parents.

    To become certified athletic trainers, students must graduate with a bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited professional athletic training education program and pass a comprehensive test administered by the board of certification. Once certified, they must meet ongoing continuing education requirements in order to remain certified.

    To learn more about the field of athletic training, visit the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) website.

  • What is a Certified Athletic Trainer?

    Certified athletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries that result from physical activity. As part of a complete health care team, the certified athletic trainer works under the direction of a licensed physician and in cooperation with other health care professionals, athletics administrators, coaches and parents.

    To become certified athletic trainers, students must graduate with a bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited professional athletic training education program and pass a comprehensive test administered by the board of certification. Once certified, they must meet ongoing continuing education requirements in order to remain certified.
    To learn more about the field of athletic training, visit the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) website.

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