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From The CriticsReviewer: Jennifer Scallin Perez, MS, ATC, LAT (Florida Hospital Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Description: This comprehensive introductory book for athletic training students is well thought out and encompasses every aspect of the profession.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a general overview and understanding of the profession and possible career paths.
Audience: Potential athletic training students are the intended audience. Andrew Winterstein is a program director in athletic training and his book stems from numerous conversations with athletic training professionals.
Features: The book covers the history of this young field. It does an amazing job of giving readers a full understanding of this multifaceted profession. Students will relate to the individual stories of professionals currently practicing in the field. The book also challenges athletic training students to get involved and ensure that they have a full understanding of the profession.
Assessment: This is an amazing introductory book for anyone interested in the profession of athletic training. It is entertaining to read the stories of professionals currently in the field. It challenges students to be involved and to understand that this profession is composed of more than just the didactic information they get in the classroom, highlighting the tremendous amount of practical application and critical thought that goes into it. This is a book that will continue to grace athletic training programs for a long time to come. It does a great job of explaining where the profession has been and gives a clear picture of where it should be in the future.