The Athletic Training staff at The Oakridge School strives to provide every student-athlete with the most comprehensive, highest quality individual sports medicine health care available in a professional, efficient, compassionate and service-oriented manner. A diversified program of prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation assures a positive healthy recovery experience, an improved quality of life, a safe return to full athletic participation and continued athletic success.
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.
To become a Certified Athletic Trainer, candidates must graduate with a degree from an accredited Athletic Training program and successfully pass the Board of Certification (BOC) Exam.
To practice as an Athletic Trainer in most states, the individual must also be credentialed within the state. Athletic Trainers are required to comply with National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) ethical standards and practice acts while remaining current with their continuing education requirements to remain certified.