Athletic Trainers serve as an integral part of the athletic staff. They provide the medical oversite and care for your student athletes. Athletic training is a highly qualified profession that requires knowledge of many aspects related to injury and medicine. There are several realms in which they work, including, but not limited to: prevention of injury; recognition, evaluation and assessment of injury; emergency care; treatment and rehabilitation; and organization and administration.
Every athletic trainer is required to keep current with Professional Rescuer CPR and AED certification. They are also required to maintain Licensure in the State of Texas. Some athletic trainers are also nationally certified in their field and must maintain that certification as well. These licenses and certifications are maintained by paying yearly dues and attending educational symposiums and annual meetings to acquire continuing educational units.