Frisco ISD has a tremendous group of athletic trainers working with the District’s students and teams, and March is the perfect time to highlight their importance. That’s because it’s National Athletic Training Month, which is held every March to spread awareness about the valuable work of athletic trainers.
In addition to FISD’s athletic trainers, each school has a dedicated set of student athletic trainers who are part of the sports medicine programs in the District. Together, they help make District student athletes better and safer.
Each FISD high school has an athletic training program led by its two athletic trainers, who are different than personal trainers. While personal trainers prescribe and monitor exercise programs for individuals, athletic trainers are healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians and specialize in the prevention, emergency care, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and sports-related illness. They are certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association, and according to NATA, 70 percent of its trainers have graduate degrees.
You can read about the FISD’s athletic trainers and hear from the student athletic trainers who work with them in this story:
You can find out more about the National Athletic Trainers Association here: