Ever get injured just messing around and want to figure out what it is without going to see a doctor because its not that serious? Or maybe you go to a small school and you don't have an athletic trainer. You type in your signs and symptoms on webMD or google and you get 10 different possibilities then don't know what to do. 

This website is integrated with many different disciplines such as anatomy and physiology, athletic training, physical therapy and psychology. All of these disciplines will work together from the beginning of diagnosing an injury, to the return to play, to the rehab of the injury to the psychological effects that happened to the athlete from the injury. 

What is Athletic Training?
Athletic trainers are often confused with physical trainers. Athletic trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of various injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers can work with a variety of different athletes including professional, college, secondary and youth athletics, dancers, musicians and military personnel. They can also work in physician clinics, hospitals and manufacturing plants. 

Why Athletic Training? 
You like change? Your work will never be the same. The human body is very interesting and the same injury on two different people will have two very different healing times and potential complications (usually). 
As an athletic trainer, you are always learning and if you're not, you're doing something wrong. Science is continuously changing and new research is coming out everyday. 
You connect with amazing people. Working with the athletes day in and day out you learn so much more about them then just as an athlete. You will keep in touch with most of them. 
We are appreciated. Some athletic trainers feel very under appreciated but there are always those coaches, athletes and parents who see what we really do and thank us. 
We witness miracles. We see an athlete go down knowing that they ruptured something. Sitting with them on the sidelines after, trying to keep them calm and comforting them because they know that their seasons over. Now imagine after surgery, you watch them work as hard as they can day in and day out for months. Working through all the ups and downs. Doing your best supporting them and keeping them motivated they come back next season and leads their team to a conference championship. This may not sound like a miracle, but thats what makes this profession all the worth while.