- Graded: A/F
- Prerequisites: None
- Bulletin Year: 2022 - 2023 Graduate Bulletin
Athletic trainers function within the context of a complex healthcare system. Students will demonstrate an understanding of risk management, legal considerations, governmental regulation, healthcare delivery mechanisms, insurance, reimbursement, documentation, patient privacy, human resources, and facility management. Further, the provision of high quality patient care requires that the athletic trainer maintain current competence in the constantly changing world of healthcare. Athletic trainers must also embrace the need to practice with the limits of state and national regulation using moral and ethical judgment. As a member of the broader healthcare community, athletic trainers work collaboratively with other healthcare providers and refer patients/clients when such referral is warranted.