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Athletic Training

What is Athletic Training

Many people are unaware of what an Athletic Trainer does or why they are a vital part of an athletic program. An Athletic Trainer is an expert at recognizing, treating, preventing and rehabilitating various athletic injuries. Athletic Trainer's meet qualifications and standards set by the Board of Certification, Inc and adhere to the requirements of the state licensing board. Working under the direction of a physician they are members of a health care profession recognized by the American Medical Association. 


- Obtain at minimum, a Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training

- Pass a comprehensive exam to earn the ATC credential

- Participate in yearly continuing education programs

- Adhere to the standards of professional practice set by the national certifying agency.


What Athletic Trainers Do-

- prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate injuries

- provide physical medicine and rehabilitation services

- coordinate care with physicians and other health care providers


rio grande high schoolsports medicine program

Sports Medicine is a course designed to introduce students to the field of Sports Medicine with an emphasis on Athletic Training. The class is an excellent resource for those students considering a career in the medical field. The material addressed in Sports Medicine will provide students with a basic foundation of knowledge necessary for the practice of Sports Medicine/Athletic Training. The Rio Grande High Sports Medicine courses are taught by Tarron Clark ATC and Leslie Jackson ATC. Both bring a vast knowledge of skills and work experience to the classroom. Contact them for further information about the Rio Grande High School Sports Medicine Program.


Contact Tarron Clark  Tarron Clark Athletic Trainer