BRIDGEWATER COLLEGE ATHLETIC TRAINING
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The Bridgewater College Athletic Training staff consists of five athletic trainers, all of which are certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association – Board of Certification (NATA-BOC). The athletic training staff supports all 23 of BC's varsity level sports. The fall sports teams that are covered are football, volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s equestrian riding, and golf. In the winter, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, men’s and women’s basketball and women’s swimming are supervised. In the spring, the athletic training staff then turns its focus to men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, baseball, men's and women’s lacrosse, and men's and women's golf.
ATHLETIC TRAINING ROOM HOURS OF OPERATION:
Every effort is made to assist the team physician and other treating medical professionals in ensuring athletes participate safely. The athletic training room is open daily the following times during fall and spring semesters:
Monday - Friday 9AM-12PM and 1-2:30PM
Saturday by appointment
Sunday 6-7PM for football and 7-9 PM All other sports
WINTER AND SPRING SCHEDULE
Monday-Friday 9AM-12PM and 1-3PM
Saturday by appointment
Sunday by appointment
1 hour before the beginning of practice
1 hour before designated on-field time
Interterm hours to be determined based on need.
ROLES AND GOALS OF AN ATHLETIC TRAINER:
The goals of an athletic trainer are: to prevent, educate, assess and document injuries and/or illnesses, provide adequate first aid and emergency care, setup appropriate rehabilitation programs, and offer counseling opportunities to athletes. To become a certified athletic trainer, one must be enrolled in or have completed an accredited program that has class work that includes anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, health, exercise physiology, basic and advanced athletic training. Upon completion of that program, the NATA-BOC certification exam must be successfully passed in order to attain the Certified Athletic Trainer credential. One may work in many fields, such as high schools, the college or university, industrial or hospital settings, etc.