4: The Role of the Modern Athletic Trainer – with Andy Bliz, Buffalo Men's Basketball - Ep. 4


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On the line today is Andy Bliz. Andy is in his 6th year as Athletic Trainer for the University of Buffalo Men’s Basketball program. During this time, the Bulls have won 3 MAC Championships and appeared in the NCAA Tournament four times – including this year as 6 seeds. Andy holds a Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training and a Master’s degree in Sports Management. He has previously worked with the Michigan State University football program.

Topics Discussed in This Episode: The day-to-day role of a DI Athletic Trainer | Techniques to secure player buy-in to monitoring | Taking a proactive rather than reactive approach to sports medicine | How data informs decisions at different stages of game week and season | Injury prevention and return to play protocols
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