Woodberry's athletic trainers work tirelessly each day to help our students reach their full athletic potential. The athletic training team works on injury prevention, care, and rehabilitation with students to ensure the safety of all athletic participants.
The Athletic Training Room at Woodberry Forest School will provide prevention, care, and rehabilitation services to all student-athletes attending Woodberry Forest School in a professional manner using the latest techniques and technology as approved by the NATA through the education of the professional staff.
In support of Woodberry Forest School’s goal of creating an environment for boys to achieve higher excellence, the Athletic Training staff at our all-boys boarding school provides traditional athletic training services of prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation to assure a positive, healthy, recovery experience, an improved quality of life, a safe return to full athletic participation, and continued athletic success.
The Woodberry Forest Athletic Training staff will provide all student-athletes attending Woodberry Forest School, visiting athletic teams, and other Woodberry Forest community members with the highest quality of care available in a professional, efficient, compassionate, and service-oriented manner.
What is athletic training?
Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied health care profession.
Who are athletic trainers?
Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by state licensure statutes.
Athletic trainers are sometimes confused with personal trainers. There is, however, a large difference in the education, skill set, job duties and patients of an athletic trainer and a personal trainer. The athletic training academic curriculum and clinical training follows the medical model. Athletic trainers must graduate from an accredited baccalaureate or master’s program.
Information courtesy of the National Athletic Trainers' Association.