athletic trainer

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ath·le·tic train·er

, athletic therapist (ath-let'ik trān'ĕr, thāră-pist)
One who is skilled in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

athletic trainer

A person who has completed educational and clinical experiences and is capable of working with athletes and others involved in strenuous physical activity and their environment to help prevent injuries, advise them concerning appropriate equipment, clinically diagnose injuries, administer emergency treatment, determine if specialized medical care is required, and rehabilitate those with injuries. Athletic trainers work under the direction of licensed physicians. In most states, athletic trainers must be licensed to practice.
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