Engaging, full-color layout provides foundational concepts in athletic training and explains common injuries and illnesses encountered by certified athletic trainers. It increases knowledge and skills for trainers who work on both the field and in the training room. The latest edition also includes information about professional preparation and development, the importance of documentation and tracking systems, an overview of ethics for sports medicine professionals, and learning how to analyze preexisting conditions and pre-participation exams. This 488-page book also provides advice for those considering careers in the sports medicine field. An additional online resource available with the book.