What is an athletic trainer?
Athletic Trainers (ATs) 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.
Finding/Hiring an Athletic Trainer
- General information
- Sample job descriptions, Salary survey, link to Career Center
- Make sure your Athletic Trainer is licensed in Missouri
All certified athletic trainers must be licensed before they can work in Missouri. Check with the Missouri Board of Professional Registration to make sure the athletic trainer is licensed.
AT Your Own Risk
The mission of At Your Own Risk is to educate, provide resources and equip the public to act and advocate for safety in work life and sport.
Learn more about athletic trainers, youth sports safety, concussions, heat illness, and the latest legislative key issues.
Youth Sports Safety Alliance
The Alliance is committed to reducing those numbers and improving the health and safety of young athletes. Spearheaded by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, more than 100 organizations have joined together in the knowledge that speaking and acting collectively is more effective.
The development of STOP (Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention) Sports Injuries was initiated by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). The comprehensive public outreach program focuses on the importance of sports safety-specifically relating to overuse and trauma injuries. The initiative not only raises awareness and provides education on injury reduction, but also highlights how playing safe and smart can enhance and extend a child’s athletic career, improve teamwork, reduce obesity rates and create a lifelong love of exercise and healthy activity. Our message underscores the problems of overuse and trauma and emphasizes the expertise of our coalition of experts.
- Concussion Recognition Tool
- Parent/Athlete Concussion Information Sheet
- Fact Sheet for Coaches
- Returning to School After a Concussion
- MSHSAA Concussion Return to Play Form
MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) “Staph”
- Consensus statement on preventing sudden death in secondary school athletes
- American Heart Association 12-step screening