REPOST: Ten Reasons Your School Needs an Athletic Trainer

March 5, 2012

I originally posted this back in August. With March being National Athletic Training Month, it’s time it re-appears on the blog.

  1. A certified athletic trainer is the #1 healthcare provider trained and educated to work with athletes.
  2. A certified athletic trainer is trained to handle emergencies whether it’s a broken arm, a neck injury, or cardiopulmonary. All athletic trainers are trained in life-saving skills such as CPR and AED use.
  3. Athletic trainers are one of the best-educated professionals to recognize and manage concussions.
  4. Athletic trainers are proactive and spend a lot of time trying to prevent injury.
  5. Athletic trainers have hundreds of hours of related experience before they ever step foot into a full-time job.
  6. Athletic trainers set aside the score and make decisions based on what is best for that student-athlete.
  7. Athletic trainers are nationally certified and regulated by most states.
  8. Athletic trainers are a team player; working in conjunction with other medical professionals and athletic personnel.
  9. Athletic trainers understand the drive for an athlete to compete and want to work to help that student-athlete to succeed!
  10. Other schools have one; your school is creating a liability without one!


Every Athlete Deserves an Athletic Trainer


One Response to “REPOST: Ten Reasons Your School Needs an Athletic Trainer”

  1. Colleen Edmonson Says:

    Hi Mike,
    I’d like to repost your top ten list in the form of a poster at high schools. Could you contact me for details? Thanks.

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