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Eleni Diakogeorgiou, R. Richard Ray Jr., Sara Brown, Jay Hertel, and Douglas J. Casa

Athletic training as a profession traces back to Ancient Greece with the birth of athletics ( Ebel, 1999 ). The Greeks viewed Herodicus, a physician and a mentee of Hippocrates, as an athletic trainer (AT; Ebel, 1999 ). During the dark ages, athletic training went dormant until the 1800s ( Ebel

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Rebecca M. Hirschhorn, Cassidy Holland, Amy F. Hand, and James M. Mensch

Key Points ▸ Physicians have more positive perceptions of athletic trainers’ skills than previous research has indicated. ▸ Organization and administration continues to be a perceived weakness among the athletic training domains. ▸ Experience working with an athletic trainer did not significantly

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Eddie Comeaux and Adam Martin

Women’s systematic exclusion from the realm of sport was documented as long ago as the 8th century BCE in Greece ( Wackwitz, 2003 ). Early efforts to preclude women from competing in athletic events led to widespread, long-term exclusion that has both formed and perpetuated traditional definitions

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Russell L. Muir

lead to decisional errors. 9 – 14 This can be especially true for health care practitioners like athletic trainers (ATs) who routinely make decisions under duress, with constrained time and in uncertain and changing circumstances. 1 , 15 The theory of bounded rationality indicates that our cognitive

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Garrison A. Chan and Dale R. Wagner

Key Points ▸ The National Athletic Trainers’ Association position statement recommends monitoring wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) for heat risk assessment. ▸ A total of 72% of National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Bowl Subdivision athletic training staffs monitor WBGT. ▸ Common

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Megan Drew, Trent A. Petrie, and Tess Palmateer

environments, through messages communicated by coaches, teammates, parents, and other athletic department personnel about these values, can deter athletes from asking for help and receiving the assistance they may need to address their MH concerns (e.g.,  Bauman, 2016 ; Breslin et al., 2017 ; Moesch et

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Kristen Couper Schellhase, Emily Tran, Shannon Carmody, Peter Dawry, and L. Colby Mangum

Key Points ▸ Retention was related to support, connections, and security. ▸ Key areas of support included administrator support and having a partner athletic trainer. ▸ Athletic trainers value how they can make an impact on their students/patients. ▸ Feeling secure encourages retention even if job

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Stephanie Mazerolle Singe and James Mensch

Key Points ▸ The work demands of the collegiate athletic trainer can influence their spouse. ▸ Work–life balance is greater when the athletic trainer is not in-season. ▸ Intentional planning and time management are necessary work–life balance strategies needed for the athletic trainer and their

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Samuel L. Konrath and Dale R. Wagner

Key Points • Athletic trainers calculate minimal weight in 94% of NCAA Division I programs. • Nearly all programs (97%) use skinfold calipers to estimate body fat percentage. • Overall, the administration of the weight management program appears to be consistent. Combat sports, including wrestling

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Riana R. Pryor, Summer Runestad, Bethany A. Chong Gum, Nathan J. Fuller, Moon Kang, and Jennifer J. Beck

Key Points ▸ Nearly two-thirds of California secondary schools do not hire a certified athletic trainer. ▸ Fewer California secondary schools hire an athletic trainer compared to the nationwide average. ▸ Many schools hired nonmedical personnel to provide sports medicine services to student