WHAT IS ATHLETIC TRAINING?
Athletic Trainers are highly educated and skilled professionals specializing in athletic health care. As part of a complete healthcare team, the Athletic Trainer works under the direction of a physician and in cooperation with other healthcare professionals, athletic administrators, coaches and parents.
Athletic Training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as an allied healthcare profession. The AMA recommends Athletic Trainers in every high school to keep America's youth safe and healthy. Specifically, the BOC Certified Athletic Trainer has demonstrated knowledge and skill in six practice areas or domains:
Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis
Treatment, Rehabilitation and Reconditioning
Organization and Administration
More information about Athletic Trainers can be found at the National Athletic Trainers Association Website: www.NATA.org
The Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) sets the standards for the practice of athletic training. Information about the BOC can be found at: http://www.bocatc.org/
The athletic trainers at Prospect High School are Mr. Matthew J. Guth, Mr. David B. Jerbi, and Mr. Aaron Marnstein. These individuals are Certified by the Board of Certification and are Licensed to practice in the State of Illinois. If you would like to reach these individuals, they can be reached via the email addresses above.