Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Students who want to become certified athletic trainers must earn a degree from an accredited athletic training curriculum. Accredited programs include formal instruction in areas such as injury/illness prevention, first aid and emergency care, assessment of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and nutrition.
Students interested in participating in a sport during the 2015-16 school year must submit the PIAA Comprehensive Initial Pre-Participation Exam (CIPPE) athletic physical packet before the start of the season. Physicals need to be completed after June 1st, 2015 and submitted to the Athletic Office before the start of the athletic season. Due dates are as follows: Fall Sports - August 1, 2015; Winter Sports - November 1, 2015; and Spring Sports - February 1, 2016.
Student-athletes in grades 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th (as well as any new athletes in 10th or 12th) must complete baseline ImPACT concussion testing prior to the start of their season. Also, any athlete who suffered a recent head injury must take the post-concussion ImPACT test and is to be cleared by our team physician and concussion specialist Dr. Masterson according to our school policy in order to return to play. Baseline ImPACT testing dates are determined between the Athletic Training staff and coaches before the season.