SPECTRUM NEWS: Most High Schools in Los Angeles Lack Athletic Trainers

LA Times’s Eric Sondheimer is interviewed about access to athletic trainers in California high schools, from what parents think to what action steps are being taken. To Sondheimer, the number of schools lacking athletic trainers is alarming. Regarding the many California schools without a certified, full-time athletic trainer, Sondheimer asks,

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LA TIMES: Chances are your high school sports team lacks a certified athletic trainer

LA Times’s Eric Sondheimer interviews AT Ellen Kelly, about a recent basketball game at Crenshaw High in which she sprung into action and helped save the head coach’s life. LA Times has more. “I think people only think of us, ‘Oh, they give us water and take care of our

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KTVU: Study: 55% of CA High Schools Polled Do Not Have Adequate Athletic Training Staff

A study finds that more than half of California high schools surveyed (1,270) lack qualified athletic trainers with their sports teams, putting hundreds of thousands of student-athletes at a greater risk for mistreated or untreated medical conditions. KTVU’s Alex Savidge interviews Dr. Eric Post, the study’s author, certified athletic trainer

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NBC 7 San Diego: Study Highlights Lack of Qualified Athletic Trainers in California Schools

A new study conducted by San Diego State University’s Assistant Professor and Certified Athletic Trainer, Dr. Eric Post, Ph.D., and published in the Journal of Athletic Training found that out of 1,270 California high schools surveyed, more than half (55%) either didn’t have an athletic trainer on staff or had

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KTVU: CA Asm. Rob Bonta Interviewed about the Need for Licensure Among CA Athletic Trainers

KTVU’s Gasia Mikaelian interviews Assemblymember Rob Bonta about how California is the only state in the nation that doesn’t regulate athletic trainers, and what he and the California Athletic Trainers’ Association are doing to move forward with licensure for the profession. KTVU has more.

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Derek Carr: Licensing athletic trainers is a winning game plan for California

Football has long played a starring role in my life. For me, nothing beats the excitement of game day — whether during my CIF high school days, my college years at Fresno State or now with the Oakland Raiders. Fresno Bee has more.

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Bill that Seeks to License CA Athletic Trainers Stalled

This track, and specifically this lane at Golden West College, has big meaning to Javier Venegas. On January 25, 2017, he could’ve died when he suddenly went into cardiac arrest. Luckily for Javier, he’s alive today and now lives with a defibrillator inside his body. But this could’ve had a

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Former Warrior Chris Mullin Calls for Licensing Athletic Trainers

Chris Mullin is a retired professional basketball player who played 11 seasons with the Golden State Warriors and is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a two-time Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. Mullin says the time is now to finally protect California from unqualified individuals posing as athletic trainers.

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Student Athlete Concussions And Lack Of Certified Athletic Trainers

A new study published in the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Journal of Athletic Training suggests student athletes who attended high schools with a low availability of athletic trainers are 50 percent more likely to have a sports-related concussion that goes un-identified, un-assessed or mismanaged. KUSI News has more.

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Is California Playing Games When It Comes to the Safety of High School Athletes?

If your child is injured playing a high school sport, are they in the best hands? In California, anyone can call themselves an athletic trainer, regardless of whether they are certified. They may have no clinical experience or even medical knowledge. NBC 7 San Diego has more.

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