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Athletic Training for Student Assistants is the first book of its kind, a simple and concise look at the everyday work of an athletic trainer. This book is geared to the high school level so students can learn about the basics of athletic training while serving as student assistants. It also discusses the supportive role that student assistants should play as part of the athletic training team and helps them clarify their observations as they work with a certified athletic trainer.
Authors Lorin Cartwright and William Pitney are experienced athletic trainers and educators who believe that the student assistant's most important role is to learn as much as possible. Although students cannot perform many of the tasks of a certified athletic trainer, this text is designed to give them an understanding of what they will observe in the training room or on the playing field.
Athletic Training for Student Assistants covers such fundamental concepts as basic anatomy, care of common injuries, first aid, injury prevention, rehabilitation techniques, reconditioning procedures, other health concerns, administrative procedures, and how to become a certified athletic trainer. It also discusses different types of injuries; care and rehabilitation for each area of the body; and how and when to use specific forms of padding, taping, and bandaging.
Athletic Training for Student Assistants takes complicated concepts and makes them accessible and understandable for the high school student. The text helps students understand the role of the certified athletic trainer and prepares them for a possible career in this exciting and challenging field.
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Lorin Cartwright, MS, ATC, EMT, is assistant principal and athletic director at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. As a teacher and the school’s head athletic trainer for 15 years, she has extensive experience with all aspects of student athletic trainer instruction.
She won the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society in 1998 and the National Service Award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in 1997.
Cartwright is the author of the best-selling book Preparing for the Athletic Trainers' Certification Exam. She was the first woman and first high school athletic trainer to serve as the president of the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association.
Cartwright earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Grand Valley State College in 1979 and a master’s degree in Education from the University of Michigan in 1981.
William Pitney, MS, ATC, is an athletic training instructor at Northern Illinois University. He has been a certified athletic trainer since 1988 and has experience in clinical, high school, and college settings. He has been an athletic training instructor since 1994.
Pitney serves as a consultant for the Northern Illinois Student Athletic Training Association. He has been published in the Journal of Athletic Training and has twice been named the first runner-up for best clinical article. Pitney earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education with a specialization in athletic training from Indiana State University in 1988 and a master’s degree in physical education from Eastern Michigan University in 1992.Review:
"Athletic training professionals should find the text very useful, not only within the classroom, but also as a handy reference within the clinical setting.”
Journal of Athletic Training (review of first edition)
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