Athletic Training Student Primer: A Foundation for Success

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SLACK Incorporated, 2009 - Medical - 320 pages
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Athletic Training Student Primer: A Foundation for Success, Second Edition is a dynamic text designed to create a foundation for future study in the field of athletic training and prepares students for what they will learn, study, encounter, and achieve during their educational and professional career. An ideal first text for any program, it is the perfect choice for an introductory athletic training course.

Breaking the mold of other introductory athletic training texts, this Second Edition includes answers to many “real-life” athletic training situations. The text supplements core content with information derived from a diverse group of professionals. These athletic trainers provide insight and advice on preparing for a variety of topics including work environments, ethics in the workplace, professional preparation, maximizing clinical education opportunities, and a successful career.

Athletic Training Student Primer, Second Edition by Dr. Andrew P. Winterstein also includes three new chapters on taping and bracing skills, first aid and initial care, and components of rehabilitation. Informative boxes and sidebars emphasizing specific concepts and tables utilized to outline muscle actions and innervations for specific regions of the body are included for easy reference throughout.

Some additional topics include:

• Diversity
• Employment settings
• Emerging trends
• Educational resources

Further expanding the learning process, included with each new textbook purchase is access to a companion website with a variety of exciting multimedia features such as taping and bracing techniques, interactive anatomy animations, a glossary, flash cards, and quizzes.

What else is new in the Second Edition?
• Career information from current athletic training professionals in a variety of settings
• Increased depth of discussion on specific injury and conditions
• Expanded resources and up-to-date information on educational requirements
• New case studies and points of historic interest to facilitate student learning
• Additional “injury spotlights” focusing on common injuries
• Anatomical drawings
• Includes additional on-line material available with new textbook purchase

Athletic Training Student Primer: A Foundation for Success, Second Edition effectively combines the core concepts in athletic training with guidance on the human elements of the profession, providing athletic training students with the core information needed for the first step into a future career in athletic training.

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An Allied Health Profession
Historical Perspectives
Educational Requirements for Athletic Training
Educational Resources for Athletic Training Students
Terminology and Classification
Common Injuries to the Lower Extremity
Common Injuries to the Upper Extremity
Common Injuries to the Head Face and Spine
Emergency Planning and Injury Evaluation
Environmental Concerns
First Aid and Initial Injury Care
Components of Rehabilitation
Taping and Bracing
Looking Ahead
Appendix A Board of Certification Standards of Professional Practice
Obtaining Continuing Education in Athletic Training

Common Injuries to the Abdomen and Thorax and General Medical Conditions
Planning Prevention and Care

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About the author (2009)

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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