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What is IPC?

The Injury Prevention and Care (IPC) team consists of three certified athletic trainers. The IPC team aims to prevent and care for injuries and emergencies that occur at the RAC. This includes patrons and participants of intramurals, club sports, and general fitness, recreation, or adventure. 

According to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Athletic trainers (ATs) are “highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education, training and the state’s statutes, rules and regulations.  As a part of the healthcare team, services provided by athletic trainers include primary care, injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

ATs are educated and trained in the following five domains:

  1. Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion
  2. Examination, Assessment, and Diagnosis
  3. Immediate and Emergency Care
  4. Therapeutic Intervention
  5. Healthcare Administration and Professional Responsibility

More information about the things athletic trainers do daily is available on the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) website

Last updated: 12/9/2021