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Coyote News

  • WC Ropers win Region, Emmons named Coach of the Year +

    For the 14th consecutive year, the Weatherford College rodeo team is sending representatives to the College National Finals Rodeo in Read More
  • Jefferson-Polk continues Coyote family tradition +

    Anna Jefferson-Polk loves Weatherford, and she loves Weatherford College. And now she is going to add to her family legacy Read More
  • WC Softball swept by No. 3 Temple +

    The Temple College softball team, ranked No. 3 in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association poll, swept Weatherford College Read More
  • WC Baseball sweeps Temple +

    The Weatherford College baseball team has won 10 of its last 11 games after sweeping Temple College Wednesday, 9-2 and Read More
  • Simon named NTJCAC Softball Pitcher of the Week +

    The North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference announced Weatherford College Coyote Katy Simon as the Softball Pitcher of the Week Read More
  • Lady Coyote named to All-America team +

    The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has named Weatherford College’s Masha Vasilevko a women’s basketball All-American for the 2017-18 Read More
  • Coyote Softball sweeps Grayson +

    The Weatherford College softball team swept Grayson College in a Monday doubleheader at Stuart Field, 10-0 and 6-5. The Coyotes 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