March is National Athletic Training Month
By: Justin Hargrove, Athletic Trainer/Assistant Athletic Director/Director of Human Performance
Northeast Texas Community College would like to recognize all the Area Athletic Trainers who go above and beyond to take care of the athletes they serve. March is designated at National Athletic Training Month and this year the slogan is “There’s an AT for that”.
Certified and/or Licensed Athletic Trainers are most notably seen working with Professional or Collegiate teams. We are fortunate here in Texas to also have many Athletic Trainers working with high schools and middle schools along with College and Professional teams.
Nationwide the Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainer is being utilized in many more “non-traditional” settings as well. Today you can find Athletic Trainers employed by the Military, Corporations and Industrial Companies, Hospitals, Physical Therapy Clinics, Fire Departments, and many more settings as we have proved our worth and other groups are recognizing that “There’s an AT for that” also works in their setting. Athletic Trainers have expertise in Emergency Management, Evaluations of Injury, Rehabilitation of Injuries, and many other areas of healthcare and are invaluable members of the healthcare profession.
Here at Northeast Texas Community College, Athletic Trainer, Justin Hargrove MS, LAT, ATC is assisted by two student athletic trainers, Taylor Money and Amiaya Washington to help take care of the Eagle Athletes. Within our local Community College service area we also would like to recognize Alex Fellows of Mount Pleasant ISD, Kristen Nugent and Tyler Nugent of Pittsburg ISD, Averi Nelson of Daingerfield-Lone Star ISD, and Tracy Coleman works in an off the field/front office capacity with Major League Soccer (MLS) for all the great work they do to care for their athletes.