Athletic Training is the science behind injury prevention, management, and rehabilitation. Those individuals who practice athletic training have met the requirements set forth by the National Athletic Trainers' Assocaition Board of Certification and are referred to as Certified Athletic Trainers (C.A.T.). In 1990, certified athletic trainers were recognized by the American Medical Association as an Allied health Profession

Some of the responsibilities of the high school certified athletic trainer include, but are not limited to:

  • Coverage of all NJSIAA sanctioned teams within the high school
  • Coverage of freshmen, junior varsity, and varsity levels of each sport
  • Practive and game coverage
  • Advisor to the Athletic Training Student Aid Program

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Some important keys to preventing injuries:

  • Stay in shape
  • Warm up before you exercise
  • Don't let your muscles get cold
  • Get good equipment that fits properly
  • Eat a well-balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables
  • Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water, non-carbonated, non-caffeinated, or low sugar beverages each day