Health Care Admin/Rehab

Athletic trainers in hospital health care administration and rehabilitation: Efficient patient care

Athletic trainers are routinely employed in hospitals, clinics and orthopedic, family, pediatric, physiatry and sports medicine office practices. ATs working in these settings improve productivity, patient outcomes and satisfaction. They help move patients more effectively and efficiently through the appointment, evaluation and treatment process. By providing quality services to more patients in the same period of time, physicians are able to increase patient throughput and revenue generation.


Today many physicians are choosing to hire athletic trainers as a part of their office staff. Athletic trainers provide value to the practice through skills in triage, taking patient histories, performing evaluations, providing instruction on exercise prescriptions, rehabilitation and general patient education.



  • Connect with other athletic trainers in emerging settings, including fellow ATs working in hospital health care administration and rehabilitation.
  • For more information on ATs working in Health Care Administration, contact the Health Care Administration Chair on the Council on Practice Advancement.