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Overview

The Athletic Training Student Primer: A Foundation for Success is a unique resource designed for both current and prospective athletic training students. This dynamic text supplements the core concepts, terminology, and educational requirements of athletic training with the combination of didactic and clinical education to establish a foundation of knowledge. Unlike other introductory athletic training texts, much of the information is derived from interviews with a diverse group of professionals. This method allows for insight and advice on work environments, ethics, professional preparation, maximizing clinical education opportunities, and building a successful career. The Athletic Training Student Primer: A Foundation for Success effectively blends the basic skills required by athletic training students with guidance on the human elements of the profession of athletic training.

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Reviewer: 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.
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Reviewer: 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556425707
  • Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Andrew P. Winterstein, PhD, ATC is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison where he currently serves as the program director of their CAATE accredited undergraduate athletic training education program. He also maintains an affiliate appointment in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation in the School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Winterstein has coordinated the athletic training education efforts since 1999 and has been at the University of Wisconsin since 1986. He provided clinical care as part of the athletic training staff in the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics for 14 years before moving to direct the AT education program. A 1984 graduate of the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education and Biology, Andy has had a variety of athletic training and educational experiences.    

Prior to his appointment at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Andy was a graduate assistant at the University of Oregon in Eugene. At the University of Oregon, he earned a Master’s of Science in Applied Physiology and Athletic Training. In 1994, Andy received his Doctorate in Educational Administration with an emphasis in higher education and sports medicine-related issues from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Dr. Winterstein’s academic interests include studying emerging technologies and their use in teaching and learning, medical humanities and their application to athletic training education, and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). His papers and abstracts have appeared in the Journal of Athletic Training, Athletic Therapy Today, and Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. He has been privileged to make numerous professional presentations at the state, regional, and national level.   

A certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association since 1985, and certified member of the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association, Dr. Winterstein is active in many aspects of athletic training. He serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Athletic Training; is a reviewer and member of the editorial board for the Journal of Athletic Training Education and Athletic Training and Sports Health Care; and has served on several state, regional, and national committees. Dr. Winterstein has received numerous awards, including the 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 three-time winners of the NATA Educational Multimedia Committee award for educational innovations and have been awarded the MERLOT Classics Award for exemplary on-line learning objects. In addition to this text, he is the author of Administrative Topics in Athletic Training: Concepts to Practice published by SLACK Incorporated.  

In his spare time, Andy enjoys fly fishing, fly tying, reading, and writing. He resides in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife, Barb.

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Table of Contents


Contents

Dedication
Photo and Illustration Credits
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Interview Participants
Foreword
Preface

Section I Understanding Athletic Training
Chapter 1 Athletic Training: An Allied Health Profession
Chapter 2 Historical Perspectives
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: 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 Universal 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 National Athletic Trainers’ Association Code of Ethics
Appendix C Obtaining Continuing Education in Athletic Training
Appendix D The Musculoskeletal System

Index
 

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