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  • Fourteen WC athletes earn national Academic Achievement Awards +

    A record 14 Weatherford College students have received Academic Student-Athlete Awards from the National Junior College Athletic Association for their Read More
  • All-Academic Team members announced +

    Eleven Weatherford College athletes were recently named to the 2016-17 North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference All-Academic Team. WC recipients Read More
  • WC athletes return from CNFR +

    Weatherford College freshmen Garrett Jacobs and Brogan Macy returned from the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming, with a Read More
  • Rackel, Perrin selected to All-America teams +

    WC sophomore softball pitcher Morgan Rackel earned second team All-American honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association this week. Read More
  • Two Coyotes drafted by MLB +

    Jake Lyons, 2017 Landon Gray, 2017 Weatherford College baseball players Jake Lyons and Landon Gray were selected during the second 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