N.Y. Education Law Section 8352
Definition of practice of athletic training


The practice of the profession of athletic training is defined as the application of principles, methods and procedures for managing athletic injuries, which shall include the preconditioning, conditioning and reconditioning of an individual who has suffered an athletic injury through the use of appropriate preventative and supportive devices, under the supervision of a physician and recognizing illness and referring to the appropriate medical professional with implementation of treatment pursuant to physician’s orders. Athletic training includes instruction to coaches, athletes, parents, medical personnel and communities in the area of care and prevention of athletic injuries. The scope of work described herein shall not be construed as authorizing the reconditioning of neurologic injuries, conditions or disease. * NB Effective until December 22, 2025 * § 8352. Definition of athletic training. The practice of the profession of athletic training is defined as:

1.

The prevention, recognition, examination, evaluation, assessment, management, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries;

2.

The recognition of illness and referral to the appropriate medical professional with implementation of treatment pursuant to physician’s orders;

3.

Instruction to coaches, athletes, parents, medical personnel, and communities in the area of care and prevention of athletic injuries; and

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The use of clinically appropriate therapeutic modalities and techniques, including the use of:

(a)

Physical, chemical, and mechanical means including the use of heat, cold, light, air, water, sound, electricity, massage, mobilization as it relates to athletic training, including non-thrust mobilization, and exercise; and

(b)

Appropriate preventative and supportive devices and temporary splinting or bracing. * NB Effective December 22, 2025

Source: Section 8352 — Definition of practice of athletic training, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EDN/8352 (updated May 31, 2024; accessed Jul. 20, 2024).

Accessed:
Jul. 20, 2024

Last modified:
May 31, 2024

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