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Coyote News

  • Former Coyote called up to Majors +

     Former Weatherford College pitcher Ryan Brasier made his return to the big leagues Sunday, as the Boston Red Sox called Read More
  • WC Student-Athletes earn National Academic Awards +

    The National Junior College Athletic Association has released its All-Academic Student-Athlete Awards for the 2017-18 year, and 11 Weatherford College Read More
  • Upcoming 2018 Baseball Summer Camp / June 25-27 +

    If you haven't already registered for the upcoming 2018 Baseball Summer Camp, it's not too late! Camp information and a Read More
  • WC Ropers finish 10th at Nationals +

    Weatherford College’s Kirby Blankenship and Lane Cooper took 10th place in team roping at the College National Finals Rodeo in Read More
  • Valdez added to WC Rodeo Nationals Team +

    Everyone has wanted something special that becomes even more special when they didn’t Read More
  • Former Coyote selected in MLB Draft +

      The Washington Nationals selected former Weatherford College baseball player Tanner Driskill in the ninth round of the Major League Read More
  • WC schedules Softball, Baseball camps +

    The seasons may be over, but the hunt for future talent is ongoing. With that in mind, the Weatherford College 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