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Coyote News

  • Lady Coyotes to rely on speed, youth +

    In 41 years as a coach at Weatherford College, Bob McKinley has faced a lot of challenges. He’s also won Read More
  • Coyotes enter season heavy on youth, long on talent +

    The Weatherford College men’s basketball team doesn’t return much experience from last year, but Coach Mark Osina is excited about Read More
  • WC rodeo team continues to ride high +

      The Weatherford College rodeo team kept their winning streak alive this past weekend at the West Texas A&M Rodeo Read More
  • Coyote softball welcomes recruits for fall training +

    The “real season” may not begin until spring in the minds of many, but don’t tell that to Weatherford College Read More
  • WC women’s rodeo dominate barrel racing +

    The Weatherford College women’s rodeo team represented half of the top 10 in the final round of the Vernon College Read More
  • WC baseball uses fall to prep for postseason run +

    Once upon a time baseball was considered a spring sport. Not so much anymore. To be competitive, players at all Read More
  • Women’s rodeo team continues streak with another 2nd place finish +

    Nine members of the Weatherford College rodeo team qualified for the final round in 11 events at the Sul Ross 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