|Grouping||Respiratory, Developmental, Rehabilitative and Restorative Service Providers|
|Level||Level III - Area of Specialization|
|Definition||Athletic trainers are allied health care professionals who work in consultation with or under the direction of physicians, and specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. Currently, the entry-level employment requirements are a bachelor's degree with a major in athletic training from an accredited university or college. A majority of athletic trainers hold advanced degrees. National board certification is generally required as a condition of state licensure and employment. Most states regulate athletic trainers, and they practice within the scope of that license or regulation. Clinical practice includes emergency care, rehabilitation, reconditioning, therapeutic exercise, wellness programs, exercise physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology and health care administration.|
|Notes||Source: National Athletic Trainers' Association (www.NATA.org) [1/1/2006: modified definition, modified source]|
|Version||NCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 21.0 - January 2021|
The code 2255A2300X is the health care provider taxonomy code for specialist/technologist grouped under respiratory, developmental, rehabilitative and restorative service providers with a specialization in athletic trainer. NPI records indicate a total of 44,929 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is athletic trainer of which 25,665 are registered as females, 18,912 registered as males and 352 are organizations.
2255A2300X is a level III taxonomy code "area of specialization" used to classify a health care provider that chooses to pracice specific services. For instance, the area of specialization of Respiratory, Developmental, Rehabilitative and Restorative Service Providers providers is determined by the Subspecialty Certificates issued by the different national boards. Taxonomy codes are self-selected by the health care provider. Their specialty is defined based on their education level and training. Taxonomy codes do not specify the actual services rendered by the health care provider.
Athletic Trainer Health Care Providers by State
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