The Sports Medicine team at Golden West College is located in The Athletic Training Building right in the middle of the sports facilities. They provide medical coverage and services for all intercollegiate athletes and its 18 intercollegiate athletics teams. The function of the athletic training facility is for the prevention, care, and rehabilitation of injuries to student-athletes. These services may include injury evaluation, first aid treatment, taping, applying protective equipment, rehabilitation exercises, flexibility training, etc.
The athletic training room staff is comprised of two full-time and several part-time certified athletic trainers (ATC) who have passed a national board of certification. They are assisted by a group of pre-professional students and are overseen by a Licensed Physician.
Athletic Training baccalaureate programs are transitioning into entry master’s level programs. All programs must be master’s level by 2022. Some local programs have already made the transition. To learn more about the status of a program or to see a list of local programs, please visit the CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education) website at www.caate.net.
Athletic Training Links
- NATA: www.nata.org
- BOC: www.bocatc.org
- CATA: www.cata.org
- FWATA: www.fwata.org
- CCCATA: www.cccata.org