Welcome to the SRVHS Athletic Training website.
What is an Athletic Trainer?
The National Athletic Trainers' Association states Athletic Trainers (AT's) 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.
2017-18 - Certified Athletic Trainer: Melanie Melrose ATC
Office Training Room: 552.3058
Our Student Athletic Training Staff