Athletics

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS) strives to provide the highest quality of athletic training and sports medicine services. LJCDS employs a full-time, certified athletic trainer to provide care for injuries incurred during school athletic participation. The athletic trainer works in coordination with the school nurse and team physicians in order to deliver appropriate, and specific care for each injury or illness. The athletic trainer works under the Board of Certification Inc. (BOC) Standards of Professional Practice and is committed to using current evidence and clinical judgment to ensure the best patient care for our student-athletes.

What is a certified athletic trainer?

An athletic trainer specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of muscle and bone injuries and illnesses, and is educated in emergency care for catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord injuries, sudden cardiac arrest, heat illness and concussions.

What qualifications must an athletic trainer have?

  • A bachelor’s degree in athletic training from an accredited university or college with the appropriate clinical training completed
  • A passing score on the comprehensive exam to earn the athletic trainer (ATC) credential
  • Ongoing credits earned in continuing education classes to keep their knowledge and skills current
  • Adherence to standards of professional practice set by one national certifying agency and to a national code of ethics