The scope of practice of an Athletic Therapist starts with the in-depth knowledge, education and training in the areas of the human musculoskeletal system, exercise physiology, biomechanics, and basic emergency care. Within this, the scope of practice is divided into five practice domains representing the core areas of competency that accredited institutions follow in educating Candidates to become entry level, practicing Athletic Therapists.
The five practice domains are as follows:
- Practice Management
- Professional Responsibility
Additional Scope of Practice as mandated by the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association, and can be found on their website.