Charlotte Christian School has two dedicated athletic trainers and a team doctor that serve the needs of the athletic program.
What is Athletic Training? Athletic training is practiced by certified athletic trainers (ATC), health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities.
What are the main duties of an Athletic Trainer in the secondary school setting? Athletic trainers in the secondary school and collegiate settings provide injury prevention and conditioning programs, injury evaluation, prepare athletes for practice and competition, implement treatment and rehabilitation programs for injured athletes and provide first response to acute injuries and medical emergencies that take place during competition.
When is the Athletic Trainer present? The Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) licensed by the state of North Carolina, to the extent possible, will be available “on site” as follows:
* All regularly scheduled home games and home playoff games. * Training room is available most days from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. * All after school practices * If two or more games are being played simultaneously, the ATC will be located at the higher incidence of injury or at a location determined in conjunction with the athletic director. * When present, the ATC will provide for the initial assessment, first aid, decisions regarding return to play, and parent contact if needed, for all athletic injuries. In the absence of an ATC, these become the responsibility of the coach. All injuries should be reported to the ATC as soon as possible.
What can athletes expect when they come to the training room? All athletes must sign-in before receiving treatment, evaluation, or consultation. Injury care will be on a “first come, first served” basis with priority given to players with games and those able to practice. The Athletic Training Room (ATR) is a medical facility, and should be treated as such.
When should an athlete visit the training room? Athletes are expected to be at practice on-time, regardless of their need to see the athletic trainer. Plan ahead and report to the training room early. Injury evaluation and treatment may be scheduled during lunch and/or free periods.
Student Trainers Anatomy/Physiology Honors: Sports Medicine Perspective course is available for upper school students. This course involves a survey of the structure, function and interactive dynamics of the human body. Students will understand functional anatomy with application to life experience through athletic injuries. The first two thirds of the year is spent on functional anatomy, common injuries, and the related first aid and rehab. The final third is used to cover human physiology.
This course is for the student with an extreme interest in sports medicine. Dissections are required. Students are given the option of completing a practicum in the training room or taking a written exam. Students who elect the practicum will be eligible to work in the training room for service hours in subsequent years. Students receive an additional quality point for this class.
Charlotte Christian School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school, equipping and developing students to effectively integrate Biblical truth and learning into their daily lives and to impact the culture for Christ.