SPORTS MEDICINE & PERFORMANCE
safe sports 1st team school award for 2015-2019
Parker is recognized as a leader in protecting student-athletes from injury having received the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports 1st Team School award in 2015.
Keeping student-athletes safe during physical education classes, team practices, and competition is a priority. Parker is one of the few schools in the county with a full-time certified athletic trainer on staff.
Athletic trainers specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. They are also involved in the rehabilitation and reconditioning of injured athletes. They educate athletes about how to avoid risks of injury.
The American Medical Association recognizes athletic trainers as healthcare professionals who help physicians to evaluate and treat athletes, help athletes maintain peak physical fitness, as well as prevent and treat injuries.
While school is in session, students may consult with the athletic trainer for urgent care, evaluations, treatment, rehabilitation, and referrals.
MEET PARKER'S ATHLETIC TRAINER
student athletic training program
This class teaches students about injury management from an Athletic Training viewpoint. Students learn the skills necessary to assist the Athletic Trainer after school with emergency care, taping, anatomy, evaluations, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries for all sports.
Along with learning in the Athletic Training room daily, students are also able to be on the sidelines with our Athletic Trainer getting first-hand experience with on-field injury management. PE credit can be received as the time commitment is sometimes greater than an individual sport.
Being a student Athletic Trainer will help to not only build new medical skills but also will help with communication, time management, and interpersonal skills that can carry you through life.