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About Athletic Training

What is an Athletic Trainer? Athletic trainers (ATs) are health care professionals that collaborate with physicians to provide preventative measures, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions seen in athletics. Athletic trainers are highly qualified professionals that are governed by a National Certification as well as a Licensure in each state. 
What is a Student Athletic Trainer? Student athletic trainers are those individuals that work under the direct supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer. They assist in daily roles such as: First Aid, hydration, basic taping techniques, and assistance of the Certified Athletic Trainer with injury evaluation and rehabilitation. Other responsibilities of being a student athletic trainer include working several hours after school with occasional weekends to cover practices and home games as well as traveling out of town for away games. 


How do I become a Lamesa Student Athletic Trainer?  Being a student athletic trainer requires a big time commitment and dedication. If you are interested in being a student athletic trainer for Lamesa High School, please visit with Doc in the athletic training room to discuss qualifications and set up an observation.