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Coyote News

  • WC Pitcher wraps up Successful Coyote Career +

    There are so many ways in which Weatherford College’s Katy Simon became the softball player she is today – which Read More
  • Coyotes named to NTJCAC All-Conference teams +

    Six Coyote athletes were named to 2018 All-Conference teams in softball and baseball by the North Texas Junior College Athletic Read More
  • Burns slows down to move forward +

    Sometimes the best step is backward if one wants to move forward. That’s what Weatherford College sophomore infielder Blake Burns Read More
  • Softball regional tourney games moved back one day +

    Because of forecasted rain, the Region V North Softball Tournament scheduled to begin Friday, May 4 at the Ballfields at Read More
  • WC Softball begins Postseason +

    The Weatherford College softball team is headed to the postseason, entering the Region V North Tournament this weekend at The Read More
  • Family relocates to Texas to support daughter’s athletic aspirations +

    For the Rasmussens, Softball is a Family affair. Literally.When Casson Rasmussen, a freshman pitcher for the Weatherford College Coyotes, made Read More
  • MLB draft pick takes up post as WC shortstop +

    With every swing of the bat, every play on defense, Yaniel Ramos is thinking of his grandmother. She’s still watching Read More
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Athletic Training Program

Head Athletic Trainer     Athletic Forms

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WHAT IS AN ATHLETIC TRAINER?

Certified Athletic Trainers are medical experts in preventing, recognizing, managing, and rehabilitating injuries that occur during physical activity. Athletic Trainers (AT’s) can help avoid unnecessary medical treatment or get the appropriate medical attention if needed. 

Athletic Training is recognized by the American Medical Association as an allied health 
care profession. AT’s specialize in six main domains:

• Prevention

• Immediate Care

• Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis of Injuries

• Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Reconditioning

• Organization and Administration

• Professional Responsibility 

 Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an athletic training accredited University
  • 70% of AT’s Have Masters’ or PhD degrees
  • Passing a National Board of Certification Exam

WHO DOES AN ATHLETIC TRAINER WORK WITH?

  • AT’s work under the direction of a licensed physician and in cooperation with other health careprofessionals, athletic administrators, coaches, and parents.
  • AT’s gets to know all of the athletes which enable them to treat injuries more effectively in most cases.


A TYPICAL DAY OF AN ATHLETIC TRAINER?

  • Evaluate injuries and to determine their management and possible referral
  • Rehabilitation of injuries
  • Preparing athletes for competition, practices, or conditioning which may include taping, bandaging, or bracing
  • Develop conditioning and rehabilitation programs
  • Administrative and record keeping
  • Athlete Insurance
  • Help provide coverage for (6) Weatherford College teams including:

   - Baseball 
- Softball
 - Men's Basketball
 - Women's Basketbal l
- Men's / Women's Rodeo 
- Cheerleading

  • Learn Techniques used by athletic trainers including:

   - First Aid 
- Taping / Bandaging 
- Injury Managemen t
- Conditioning
 - Injury Prevention

  • Classes Offered:

   - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 
- Taping and Bandaging

*** Paid and Volunteer athletic training student opportunities available ***


Head Athletic Trainer       Athletic Forms