Athletic Training And Occupational Settings Essay

1666 Words Feb 9th, 2016 7 Pages
“It’s our goal to help every athlete achieve their minimum level of performance. Whether it’s helping to prevent injuries or treating current ones, we focus on getting you back to what you love. Competition.” This paper will cover the history of athletic training, occupational settings and what athletic trainers do in those settings, and the schooling it takes to become an athletic trainer. There is a lot of history about athletic training. Athletic training was common in ancient Greece times, when they had Olympics. (Peterson 274). Some common names of those “athletic trainers” were: Big Monk, Snapper, Scrap Iron, Kickapoo, Pinky, and Eddie Fast (Turner 218). The profession of athletic training began late in the 19th century with the formation of collegiate and school sport programs in the United States. The “athletic trainers” of this era were mostly uneducated and not trained. Home remedies were commonly used to try to help these athletes (Delwiche 195-196). During this time, athletes, coaches, teammates, and spectators often managed their own and each other’s injuries (Peterson 275). In 1869, Rutgers and Princeton introduced the sport of football. The result being 18 deaths and 159 serious injuries. In 1905, President Roosevelt threatened to abolish intercollegiate football. Roosevelt threatening this inspired a few colleges to hire someone whose responsibilities would include those of an athletic trainer. The early “trainers” typically worked alone and scarcely shared…

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