Athletic trainers connect the dots between basic health care and physical activity. Their top priority is always the best interest of the athlete.
Our licensed athletic trainers are healthcare professionals who specialize in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries that result from physical activity. As part of a complete healthcare team, the certified athletic trainer works under the direction of a licensed physician and in cooperation with other healthcare professionals, athletics administrators, coaches and parents.Most sports medicine athletic trainers with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have a master’s degree or additional qualification as a physical therapist or physician assistant. These professionals have critical hands-on experience as well as textbook know-how, including extensive orthopedic and musculoskeletal education.
Our athletic trainers are involved with providing coverage for athletic events, assisting in physician clinics and physical therapy and coordinating educational offerings as part of our outreach in the community.