An current physical for the 2017-18 school year must be on file before participating on an athletic team. A current physical form can be found here. Physicals must be dated on or after April 15th to be valid for this school year.
2017-18 Physical Deadlines
- Spring - March 5th
What is an Athletic Trainer?
According to the National Athletic Trainers Association, athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by state licensure statutes.
Athletic trainers are sometimes confused with personal trainers. There is, however, a large difference in the education, skillset, job duties and patients of an athletic trainer and a personal trainer. The athletic training academic curriculum and clinical training follows the medical model. Athletic trainers must graduate from an accredited baccalaureate or master’s program, and 70% of ATs have a master’s degree.