Welcome to the SRVHS Athletic Training website!
What is an Athletic Trainer?
The National Athletic Trainers' Association states 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. Classroom learning is enhanced through clinical education experiences. More than 70 percent of certified athletic trainers hold at least a master’s degree.
"Athletic Trainer" (or "AT"), not "trainer"
Athletic training is often confused with personal training. There is, however, a large difference in the education, skillset, job duties and patients of an athletic trainer and a personal trainer. Athletic trainers provide physical medicine, rehabilitative and preventative services. Athletic trainers treat a breadth of patients, including but not limited to: professional, college, secondary school and youth athletes, dancers, musicians and military personnel. Athletic trainers can work in a variety of locations including schools, physician clinics, hospitals and manufacturing plants.
Concussion Laws and Return to Play Protocols
If your son or daughter sustains a concussion while playing sports at SRVHS, please click on the links below explaining the new legislature involving diagnosed concussions and the MANDATORY return to play protocol that will be followed. Please do not hesitate to contact April Seymon, our Athletic Trainer, if you have any questions regarding this information.
Our Athletic Training Staff
April Seymon, MAT, ATC
April is a native from Danville, graduating from Monte Vista, Class of 2009. She then ventured out to Lubbock, TX to attend Lubbock Christian University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Athletic Training degree. While attending LCU, April was involved in collegiate athletics as a student athletic trainer for three years where she worked with men's and women's soccer, men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, softball, and baseball. April continued her education at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX where she received her Master of Athletic Training degree. As a student in the Master of Athletic Training program at TTUHSC, April was involved with high school athletics, LCU men's and women's soccer, Texas Tech women's soccer, orthopedic clinics, and physical therapy clinics. April was also an Athletic Training Intern for the MLS L.A. Galaxy in the summer of 2014. Once the Master of Athletic Training degree was completed, April sat for and passed the Board of Certification examination necessary in becoming a Certified Athletic Trainer. April is very excited to return home to Danville to provide the best medical care possible to your son or daughter while they are involved in the prestigious sports here at San Ramon Valley High School!!
Our Student Athletic Training Staff
Paige Coker, Senior
Christina Devereaux, Senior
Matt Petagara, Senior
Saman Wadpey, Junior
Izzy Affolter, Junior