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UTSA Student Training Program

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics
Release: 11/27/2012
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UTSA Student Training Program

· Student training application (.pdf)
· Student Athletic Trainer Handbook (pdf   ·  Word )

The application is in pdf format and you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view the application. To download the the reader, click here.

UTSA Athletic Medicine Overview
The UTSA training staff works under the direction of Assistant Athletics Director for Athletic Medicine Jerry Greeson.

All of the physicians that work with the training staff come from the University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School and those physicians, along with selected non-physicians, compose the sports medicine team for UTSA.

The training staff is responsible for the care, prevention and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, taping and wrapping procedures, emergency situations should they occur, attendance of practices and home and away events that occur to 16 intercollegiate sports. UTSA student-athletes receive care from a centralized training center which has state-of-the-art therapeutic modalities and rehabilitation equipment to give student-athletes the best care available.

UTSA is also the host institution for numerous NCAA-sanctioned events including the NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Championships, NCAA Final Four and University Interscholastic League (UIL) athletic activities. UTSA student trainers also have the opportunity to work with other athletic related activities including professional hockey, professional baseball, professional rodeo, high school football and exposure in sports medicine rehabilitation clinics.

Student trainers that have graduated from the program have gone on to work in high schools, pursue graduate assistantships, college/universities, private clinics and professional teams.

Athletics Training Education - State & National Requirement
The student training program at UTSA is an internship/apprenticeship program which adheres to the policies and procedures of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and the state of Texas. The program prepares students for a professional career in the sports medicine field through hands-on experience, academic enhancement and athletic training education.

Through this program, student trainers are given ample opportunity to pass the state of Texas licensure exam.

State of Texas licensure examination candidates must do the following:
· Graduate or be within a semester of graduating with a degree from an accredited college institution.
· Work a minimum of 1,800 hours in a college training room while enrolled in college under the guidelines of a certified and licensed athletic trainer in a three-year period (fall & spring semesters).
· Have successfully completed the following course work: human anatomy/physiology (3 hours), kinesiology (3 hours), exercise physiology (3 hours), one (1) health class (3 hours) and basic AND advanced athletics training (3 hours each)
· Have a current CPR card
· Completed an approved first aid course

Scholarship Availability
There is financial aid offered to members of the student training staff that increases with each year of involvement. In addition, scholarships are available through the NATA and District VI of the Southwest Athletics Trainers Association (SWATA). A number of local scholarships also may be available in your area. See your high school counselor and/or college financial aid department for more information.

Living Accommodations
UTSA offers three choices of on-campus living. Chaparral Village and Chisholm residence halls are traditional-style dormitories available for male and female students. Each room accommodates two people and has its own bathroom and shower. Chisholm Hall has an indoor pool, activity center and television area. In addition to Chisholm Hall there is the University Oaks complex. These apartments have efficiency-style apartments, one-, two- and four-bedroom apartments, other amenities including swimming pool, jacuzzi laundry facilities, basketball and sand volleyball courts and a weight room. There are also many apartments available off-campus.

Athletics at UTSA
The University of Texas at San Antonio is a member of the NCAA Division I Southland Conference. UTSA competes in 16 sports - baseball, men's & women's basketball, men's & women's cross country, men's & women's golf, soccer, softball, men's & women's tennis, men's & women's indoor & outdoor track & field and volleyball.

Application Procedure
The training staff is always looking for potential student trainers. Interested applicants should fill out an application form and either mail or fax along with a resume and three letters of recommendation to:

Jerry Greeson
Associate Athletics Director for Athletic Medicine
UTSA Athletics Department
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78249-0691

Fax: 210/458-4199

For more information, call 210/458-4178.

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