Athletic Training Mission Statement
Red Oak Hawks Athletic Training program strives to provide quality athletic care to student athletes and to educate the student athletic training students, students, coaches and parents. The Athletic Training staff work with physicians to ensure proper prevention, care, treatment and rehabilitation of student-athletes. Involvement in the Athletic Training program will enable the student athletic trainers into pursuing further education in the medical field. This program helps to provide the knowledge and skills needed to prepare students to expand their education in the college setting.
What is a Licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT, ATC)?
We are 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.
Athletic training is not the same profession as personal training. Licensed or certified athletic trainers work with more than just athletes- they can be found just about anywhere that people are physically active. Athletic trainers in the state of Texas must pass a state exam in order to obtain a license from the Texas Department of Health.
As athletic trainers, we have education in the following: injury/illness prevention, first aid and emergency care, assessment of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, nutrition and exercise.