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Coyote News

  • Pro basketball runs in Sesay’s veins +

    Ansu Sesay was born with basketball talent. That’s what happens when you’re the son of a former professional player, one Read More
  • WC splits with MCC +

    The Weatherford College Lady Coyote basketball team earned an important conference win Saturday, beating McLennan Community College in the Graber Read More
  • WC Rodeo Team poised for Historic Season +

    In his own words, Weatherford College Rodeo Coach Johnny Emmons and his athletes are looking at history if certain things Read More
  • Pair of Coyotes honored in NTJCAC weekly awards +

    The North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference named two Weatherford College baseball players as the NTJCAC Players of the Week Read More
  • Coyotes split games with Hill +

     The Weatherford College basketball teams split games with Hill College Wednesday night in the Betty Jo Graber Athletic Center. The Read More
  • WC Basketball splits with Collin +

      The Weatherford College basketball teams split their games with Collin College this weekend in Plano.The men’s team beat Collin Read More
  • Coyotes split games with Temple +

    The Lady Coyote basketball team earned their sixth win in a row Wednesday night in the Graber Athletic Center against Read More
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Athletic Training Program

Head Athletic Trainer     Athletic Forms

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WHAT IS AN ATHLETIC TRAINER?

Certified Athletic Trainers are medical experts in preventing, recognizing, managing, and rehabilitating injuries that occur during physical activity. Athletic Trainers (AT’s) can help avoid unnecessary medical treatment or get the appropriate medical attention if needed. 

Athletic Training is recognized by the American Medical Association as an allied health 
care profession. AT’s specialize in six main domains:

• Prevention

• Immediate Care

• Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis of Injuries

• Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Reconditioning

• Organization and Administration

• Professional Responsibility 

 Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an athletic training accredited University
  • 70% of AT’s Have Masters’ or PhD degrees
  • Passing a National Board of Certification Exam

WHO DOES AN ATHLETIC TRAINER WORK WITH?

  • AT’s work under the direction of a licensed physician and in cooperation with other health careprofessionals, athletic administrators, coaches, and parents.
  • AT’s gets to know all of the athletes which enable them to treat injuries more effectively in most cases.


A TYPICAL DAY OF AN ATHLETIC TRAINER?

  • Evaluate injuries and to determine their management and possible referral
  • Rehabilitation of injuries
  • Preparing athletes for competition, practices, or conditioning which may include taping, bandaging, or bracing
  • Develop conditioning and rehabilitation programs
  • Administrative and record keeping
  • Athlete Insurance
  • Help provide coverage for (6) Weatherford College teams including:

   - Baseball 
- Softball
 - Men's Basketball
 - Women's Basketbal l
- Men's / Women's Rodeo 
- Cheerleading

  • Learn Techniques used by athletic trainers including:

   - First Aid 
- Taping / Bandaging 
- Injury Managemen t
- Conditioning
 - Injury Prevention

  • Classes Offered:

   - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 
- Taping and Bandaging

*** Paid and Volunteer athletic training student opportunities available ***


Head Athletic Trainer       Athletic Forms