• NATA  NATA Position Statement on Student Aides Link



    The Sports Medicine Program at O'Connor has the two fold purpose of educating sports medicine student assistants interested in sports medicine and providing a high standard of care for the student-athletes.  Education of the students will be accomplished by providing an educational experience that effectively combines classroom instruction and practical experiences.  This allows the students to maintain and improve their knowledge and skill in the area of athletic training, while preparing them for higher levels of education.  An acceptable standard of care for our student-athletes will be accomplished as health care services are provided in accordance with our team physician, residency students, and physical therapist.  Combining these purposes will permit sports medicine student assistants to actively and accurately participate in delivering a high standard of care to our students.

    By entering into this program you have set yourselves apart from the normal high school student.  Expectations and standards are at a much higher level than that of a normal high school student as well. Part of the standards of an Athletic Training Student Aide include, but are not limited to: professional conduct, dress code, communication and ability to work with others.  

    This experience requires an enormous commitment and an abundant amount of dedication.  Academic Eligibility is of utmost importance.  If a student is struggling in the any class, they will be placed on the pending list and will not be able to work in the ATR until their grades are improved.

    Practices/games will be scheduled for times after school. This program is designed to be student oriented in that “You Will Get Out of It Whatever You Put into It!”  With that being said, this program can not only provide a very educational experience, but also add a very intricate part to a young adolescents’ social and maturation process.

    * If you are interested in joining our Student Athletic Training Program, have any questions or wish to enter the Sports Medicine Class, please visit the Athletic Training Room.