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Athletic Training

The health and safety of our Raiders is of utmost importance to our sports program. Please review some important medical concerns in athletics and information about the athletic training profession.

Athletic Training is practiced by athletic trainers, who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities.

Certified Athletic Trainers are unique health care providers who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses.

1. National Athletic Trainers' Association

2. Athletic Trainers vs. Personal Trainers

3. Qualifications for Certified Athletic Trainers

Visit the Youth Sports Safety Alliance website to view videos of presentations of recent studies about sports injuries in young athletes, particularly concussions and sudden cardiac death.

Would you like to know more than what is currently on this microsite? Are you curious about other health-related issues? We want your feedback. If you have suggestions for improvement of this website, please contact Marcella Babcock; Assistant High School Athletic Director and Sports Medicine/Psychology/AP Psychology teacher at; at Our goal is to keep the website updated and relevant.



Athletic Trainer Website content created by Evangelos Nikitopoulos (Class of 2013)

National Athletic Trainer Association Korey Stringer Institute Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy