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Concepts of Athletic Training, Seventh Edition

Author(s): Ronald P. Pfeiffer, EdD, ATC, Boise State University
Brent C. Mangus, EdD, ATC, Texas A&M University
Cynthia Trowbridge, PhD, ATC, LAT, CSCS, Associate Professor and Clinical Educational Coordinator, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
  • ISBN-13: 9781284034127
  • ISBN-10:1284034127
  • Product With Access Code    434 pages      © 2015
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Heavily revised and updated with the latest data from the field, the Seventh Edition of Concepts of Athletic Training focuses on the care and management of sport and activity related injuries while presenting key concepts in a comprehensive, logically sequential manner that will assist future professionals in making the correct decisions when confronted with an activity-related injury or illness in their scope of practice.

New to the Seventh Edition:

  • An extensively revised and rewritten Chapter 3, The Law of Sports Injury, includes new material on the ethics of sports-injury care and the role of the athletic trainer in risk assessment and liability
  • Chapter 4, Sports-Injury Prevention, provides new material on training benefits of anaerobic fitness
  • Chapter 7, Emergency Plan and Initial Injury Evaluation, includes an expanded section on the assessment of the injured athlete's physical exam that urges coaches to collect as much information about the injury, as well as the health history of the athlete.
  • Chapter 13, Injuries to the Thorax and Abdomen, contains new sections on muscle strains and cardiac defects

Key Features include:

  • New and revised What if? scenarios encourage students to work on critical decsion-making skills, alone or in a group setting with role-playing activities
  • Time Out boxes provide additional information related to the text, such as NATA Athletic Helmet Removal Guidelines, how to recognize the signs of concusiion, and first aid for epilepsy
  • Athletic Trainers Speak Out boxes feature a different athletic trainer in every chapter who discusses an element of athlete care and injury prevention
  • Anatomy Reviews introduce body parts to students unfamiliar with human anatomy and acts as a refresher for those students with some anatomy background


Applicable Courses

  • Introduction to Athletic Training
  • Fundamentals of Athletic Training
  • Fundamentals of Sport Injury
  • Techniques of Athletic Training
  • Care and Prevention of Injuries

Allied health, physical education, coaching, and athletic training majors will find this text to be a valuable resource.

Chapter  1  The Concept of Sports Injury
Chapter  2  The Athletic Health Care Team
Chapter  3  The Law of Sports Injury
Chapter  4  Sports-Injury Prevention
Chapter  5  The Psychology of Athletes and Sport Injury
Chapter  6  Nutritional Considerations
Chapter  7  Emergency Plan and Initial Injury Evaluation
Chapter  8  The Injury Process
Chapter  9  Injuries to the Head, Neck, and Face
Chapter  10  Injuries to the Thoracic Through Coccygeal Spine
Chapter  11  Injuries to the Shoulder Region
Chapter  12  Injuries to the Arm, Wrist, and Hand
Chapter  13  Injuries to the Throax and Abdomen
Chapter  14  Injuries to the Hip and Pelvis
Chapter  15  Injuries to the Thigh, Leg, and Knee
Chapter  16  Injuries to the Lower Leg, Ankle and Foot
Chapter  17  Skin Conditions in Sports
Chapter  18  Thermal Injuries
Chapter  19  Other Medicinal Concerns
Chapter  20  The Adolescent Athlete: Special Medical Concerns

Ronald P. Pfeiffer, EdD, ATC-Boise State University

Dr. Pfeiffer has taught at Boise State University since 1979 and has been a BOC certified athletic trainer since 1978. He teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in musculoskeletal anatomy and sports injuries. His research is in the area of musculoskeletal injuries with a specific focus in recent years on injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament. He has co-authored a number of book chapters as well as research publications based on his research. He presently serves as the Director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Research at Boise State University. In his spare time, Dr. Pfeiffer serves as a volunteer athletic trainer for youth sports teams and enjoys fly fishing.

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Brent C. Mangus, EdD, ATC-Texas A&M University

Dr. Brent Mangus is currently the Dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Texas A&M University-Commerce.  He has done volunteer work with the UNLV athletic department men's and women's varsity teams and traveled with the U.S. Youth Soccer National Teams to competitions in France, Germany, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Argentina, and numerous events in the U.S.  He has also worked in athletic training with Davis County High Schools in Utah and with Springfield High School in Springfield, Oregon.  His degrees include: Ed.D University of Utah 1984- Exercise Science, M.S. University of Oregon 1978-Physical Education/ Sports Medicine, and B.S. Utah State University 1977- Dual B.S. Physical Education/ Health.

Cynthia Trowbridge, PhD, ATC, LAT, CSCS-Associate Professor and Clinical Educational Coordinator, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas

Dr. Trowbridge has taught at UT-Arlington since 2004 and has been a BOC certified athletic trainer (AT) since 1993. She serves as an associate professor and clinical educational coordinator for the athletic training education program and teaches Therapeutic Interventions I and II. Cindy is actively engaged in research on the clinical effectiveness of therapeutic modalities including diathermy, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and cryotherapy. She has presented abstracts at national conferences and continues to publish research data. Cindy has been an AT with Olympic level sports and has traveled with the Bobsled and Skeleton teams. She served on the sport medicine teams for the Winter World University Games (2003) and the Beijing Paralympics (2008). She also has worked with USA Basketball and travelled to the 3x3 Basketball World Championships (18 and under) in Madrid, Spain (2012) and Jakarta, Indonesia (2013). In her spare time, she enjoys international travel, skiing, hiking, and cycling.

  • "Informed, informative, exceptionally well written, organized and presented, Concepts of Athletic Training is an ideal sports curriculum textbook and strongly recommended for professional and academic library collections."

    -The Midwest Book Review

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ISBN-13: 9781284034127

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Companion Website to accompany Concepts of Athletic Training, Seventh Edition

ISBN-13: 9781284033960

The Navigate Companion Website to accompany Concepts of Athletic Training, Seventh Edition provides a weatlh of study aids and learning tools to help students make the most of their study time and prepare for class.  The site includes the following resources:

  • Interactive Glossary
  • Interactive FlashCards
  • Review Questions
  • Anatomical Review
  • What If Scenarios
  • Crossword Puzzles
  • Practice Quizzes
  • Weblinks

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