Sports Medicine Chapter 2

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Athletic Training
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The rendering of specialized care to individuals involved in exercise and athletics
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Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
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A professional who has attained a standard level of competence in the field of athletic training. Also, involved in the prevention, recognition, and evaluation of injuries, and works closely with others in rehabilitation from injuries.
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Title IX
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Federal legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex as to participation in athletics in schools receiving federal funds.
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Allied Health Profession
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Any area of health care that contributes to or assists the professions of physical medicine, dentistry, optometry pharmacy, and podiatry.
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Athlete’s Bill of Rights
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Policies and standards for fair treatment of athletes.
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Hippocratic Oath
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Declaration made to Hippocrates, the “father of Western Medicine,” by his students; it has become a fundamental part of the practice of medicine.

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