Athletic Training Students’ Perceptions of and Academic Preparation in the Use of Psychological Skills in Sport Injury Rehabilitation
Full-text journal article: Athletic Training Education Journal | Volume 5 | Issue 3 | July-September 2010
Context: Injured athletes rely on athletic trainers to assist them when recovering from injury. Over the last 20 years, the use of psychological skills to speed recovery has become increasingly popular.
Objective: Explore athletic training students’ perceptions of the importance and effectiveness of psychological skills in the rehabilitation of sport injury as well as their academic preparation in their use, and examine the differences in perceived effectiveness for those with and without formal training in the skill.