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Athletic Training Student Primer


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Table of Contents

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About the Author
Interview Participants and Contributors
Foreword by Jay Hertel, PhD, ATC, FNATA

Section I Understanding Athletic Training
Chapter 1 Athletic Training: An Allied Health Profession
Chapter 2 Historical Perspectives and Future Directions
Chapter 3 Getting Started: Educational Requirements for Athletic Training
Chapter 4 Educational Resources for Athletic Training Students

Section II Common Injuries and Conditions
Chapter 5 Understanding Athletic Injury/Illness: Terminology and Classification
Chapter 6 Common Injuries to the Lower Extremity
Chapter 7 Common Injuries to the Upper Extremity
Chapter 8 Common Injuries to the Head, Face, and Spine
Chapter 9 Common Injuries to the Abdomen and Thorax, and General Medical Conditions

Section III Planning, Prevention, and Care
Chapter 10 Blood-Borne Pathogens and Standard Precautions
Chapter 11 Emergency Planning and Injury Evaluation
Chapter 12 Environmental Concerns
Chapter 13 First Aid and Initial Injury Care
Chapter 14 Components of Rehabilitation
Chapter 15 Taping and Bracing

Section IV Preparing for Success
Chapter 16 Looking Ahead

Appendix A Board of Certification Standards of Professional Practice
Appendix B Athletic Training Manifesto
Appendix C The Musculoskeletal System
Appendix D Sport Concussion Assessment Tool-5th Edition (SCAT5)
Appendix E Sample History and Pre-Participation Physical Examination Forms
Appendix F REsumE Action Words


About the Author

Andrew P. Winterstein, PhD, ATC is a distinguished clinical professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he currently serves as the program director of the athletic training professional preparation program. A graduate of the University of Arizona, University of Oregon, and UW-Madison, Dr. Winterstein has been active in athletic training patient care and educational programming at UW-Madison since 1986.

Dr. Winterstein's academic interests include: emerging technologies and their use in teaching and learning, medical humanities and their application to athletic training education, organizational dynamics, educational interventions/behavioral change, and patient-reported outcome measures following injury. His papers and abstracts have appeared in a variety of athletic training and sports medicine journals, and he has been privileged to make numerous professional presentations at state, regional, national, and international conferences.

In addition to this text, he is the coauthor of Administrative Topics in Athletic Training: Concepts to Practice, Second Edition with Gary Harrelson and Greg Gardner and coauthor of The Athletic Trainers Guide to Differential Diagnosis: A Visual Learning Approach with Sharon Clark.
Dr. Winterstein has received numerous awards, including the 2017 Sayers "Bud" Miller Distinguished Educator Award, 2016 National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award, 2008 Great Lakes Athletic Training Association Outstanding Educator Award, 2007 Wisconsin Athletic Trainers' Association Outstanding Educator Award, and the 2006 UW-Madison School of Education Distinguished Service Award. He and his colleagues are 3-time winners of the NATA Educational Multimedia Committee award for educational innovations and have been awarded the MERLOT Classics Award for exemplary online learning objects.

Andy enjoys fly fishing, standup paddling, watch collecting, reading, and writing. He resides in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife, Barb.

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