Q: What is a Certified Athletic Trainer?
A: A certified athletic trainer, or athletic trainer, certified, is an allied health professional who has a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and has fulfilled the requirements for certification established by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC). With a bachelor’s or post-graduate degree in athletic training, health, physical education or exercise science, the ATC has an extensive background in human anatomy, human physiology, biomechanics and exercise physiology. In addition, he or she is trained in the recognition, rehabilitation, treatment and management of injuries, as well as in nutritional and psychological counseling. The ATC is well prepared to apply skills for the prevention of injury, to provide care for an acute injury, and to manage rehabilitation after an injury. Based on these qualifications, the certified athletic trainer, other than a physician, is the most qualified individual to deal with secondary school athletic injuries on a daily basis.
Q: Why do we need an ATC?
Q: Is the ATC the same as my trainer at the gym?
Q: Who pays for the ATC’s salary?
A: There is NO SDUSD funding for an ATC and the cost to fully staff and supply the Training Department at PLHS for each school year is $30k+. The Protect Our Pointers (POP) committee of the Pointer Association is tasked for raising these funds.
Q: How can I help?
Visit our crowdfunding site to make an online donation at http://plhsathleticsfall2013.mydagsite.com/ Checks payable to: PLHS-PA POP can be mailed to: PLHSPA / POP 1220 Rosecrans St #247, San Diego, CA 92107