Clinical Pathology for Athletic Trainers: Recognizing Systemic Disease, Fourth Edition

Rehal A. Bhojani, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP; Daniel P. O'Connor, PhD, ATC; A. Louise Fincher, EdD, ATC, LAT
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Newly updated with the latest professional content standards, Clinical Pathology for Athletic Trainers: Recognizing Systemic Disease, Fourth Edition provides insight on medical conditions frequently encountered in athletic training. Consistent with the profession’s shift toward the medical model, this Fourth Edition is complemented by the addition of a sports medicine physician’s perspective. 

Drs. Rehal A. Bhojani, Daniel P. O’Connor, and A. Louise Fincher have written this new edition to emphasize practical knowledge, clinical skills, and decision-making skills. Incorporating up-to-date standards from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, National Athletic Trainers’ Association position statements, and the latest guidelines for medical conditions of various organ systems, this text reflects the continued growth and evolution of the athletic trainer’s role as a health care professional. It provides comprehensive knowledge that can be adapted to clinical practices, urgent cares, academics, research, and more.

The Fourth Edition includes updated:
  • Cases
  • Evidence and references
  • Position statements
  • NATA  and professional documents
  • Information on assessment, evaluation, and treatment
Included with purchase is a supplemental website with an updated online lab manual. 

Perfect for athletic trainers, athletic training students, and other health care professionals working with physically active populations throughout the lifespan, Clinical Pathology for Athletic Trainers: Recognizing Systemic Disease, Fourth Edition is a must-have for any practitioner seeking to develop their clinical skills.

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About the Authors 
Chapter 1 Principles of Clinical Pathology and Decision Making 
Chapter 2 Pathophysiology 
Chapter 3 Pharmacology 
Chapter 4 Immune System 
Chapter 5 Oncology 
Chapter 6 Cardiovascular and Hematological Systems 
Chapter 7 Pulmonary System 
Chapter 8 Gastrointestinal and Hepatic-Biliary Systems 
Chapter 9 Renal and Urogenital Systems 
Chapter 10 Endocrine and Metabolic Systems  
Chapter 11 Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat, and Mouth Disorders  
Chapter 12 Dermatological Conditions  
Chapter 13 Neurological System 
Chapter 14 Psychological Conditions  
Appendix: Normal Lab Values 


“This is an important learning or reference tool for new or seasoned athletic trainers to recognize and understand underlying pathology and the role of overall health in injury and management.”
©️ Doody’s Review Service, 2022, Kimberly Friedman, MS, The Ohio State University

About the Editors

Rehal A. Bhojani, MD, FAAFP, CAQSM is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center, where he serves as the Fellowship Director for the Primary Care Sports Medicine Program.  He also serves as the Medical Director for the Master of Athletic Training Program at the University of Houston.  He serves as Chief Medical Officer for the Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash and is a team physician for the Houston Rockets, University of Houston, and Sugar Land Skeeters.  

Daniel P. O’Connor, PhD, ATC is an associate professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at the University of Houston, where he also serves on the Executive Board of the Texas Obesity Research Center. His research involves measurement and evaluation of health and health outcomes and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. In addition to the previous editions of Clinical Pathology for Athletic Trainers, he has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Dan has served on many committees in various athletic training professional associations and was President of the Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA District 6) in 2008-2009. 

A. Louise Fincher, EdD, ATC, LAT is Founding Dean of the School of Health Sciences at Emory & Henry College. Lou has more than 30 years of experience as an athletic trainer and an educator. She has spent countless hours developing didactic and clinical education materials both for students and athletic training educators. She also has more than 25 peer-reviewed publications and 50 professional presentations. Lou has served on several National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association committees, including the NATA Executive Committee for Education and NATA Professional Education Committee. As Chair of the NATA Professional Education Committee, Lou oversaw the development of the fifth edition of the Athletic Training Education Competencies.