Jason Wentworth, M.Ed, ATC, CSCS
Certified Athletic Trainer
Athletic Training Room: Rm 7022 located inside the high school fitness center
Athletic Training Room Hours: M-F daily, 2:00-3:20 p.m. or by appointment
What does ATC stand for?
Certified Athletic Trainer - governed by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (www.nata.org)
What is Athletic Training?
The Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) plays a unique and important role in today's health care system through prevention, education, recognition, management and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. In this role, the Certified Athletic Trainer can help athletes avoid unnecessary medical treatment and disruption of normal daily activities. Along with the patient and other health care practitioners, the ATC share the difficult work and commitment needed to accomplish each individual athlete's goals. In this respect, the ATC truly shares the challenge of improving the athletes health and likewise they take pride in the patients' success.
The Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) is a highly educated and skilled professional specializing in athletic health care. In cooperation with physicians and other allied health personnel, the ATC functions as an integral member of the athletic health care team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, sports medicine clinics, professional sports programs and other athletic health care settings.
EducationA certified athletic trainer must obtain a degree from an athletic training program that is approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). To prepare for certification, students study pathology, assessment of injury/illness, general medical conditions and disabilities, emergency care, pharmacology, injury prevention and risk management, and medical/legal issues. They also study human anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition and strength & conditioning.
Certified Athletic Trainers have fulfilled the requirements for certification established by the National Athletic Trainers' association Board of Certification, Inc. (NATABOC).