Metairie Park Country Day is committed to athletic training in a way rarely found at the secondary school level. Team coverage for Country Day is provided by a nationally certified, state-licensed athletic trainer for all sports and more than 50 teams at the middle school, junior varsity, and varsity levels. A state-of-the-art athletic training room and health office are equipped to provide the Metairie Park Country Day community with the best possible care for injuries sustained due to athletic participation.

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  • What is an Athletic Trainer?

    Athletic trainers are healthcare providers who specialize in preventing, assessing, treating, and rehabilitating injuries and illnesses. Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers and health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and safe participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities.

    To become certified athletic trainers, students must graduate with a bachelors or masters degree from an accredited professional athletic training education program and pass a comprehensive test administered by the Board of Certification. Once certified, they must meet ongoing continuing education requirements to remain certified.
  • Athletic Training Coverage

    Country Day employs a certified athletic trainer available during regular school hours and after school and is present at all home events and practices. Our athletic trainer travels with teams as deemed necessary; however, if unable to do so, medical coverage is coordinated at away events to provide adequate care for Country Day student-athletes.

    Continuing education is essential to remain current in the field of sports medicine. Our staff regularly attends local, regional, and national sports medicine conferences, workshops, and symposiums. In turn, the staff educates athletes and coaches in preventing and caring for injuries and serves as a resource to Country Day students, parents, faculty and staff. In addition, educational opportunities and practical experiences are provided for our students, such as the Student Athletic Trainer (SAT) program. 
  • Health & Training Facilities

    The Athletic Training Room in the Reily Recreation Center is comparable to some college facilities, equipped with the following modalities and exercise equipment to carry out individualized treatment and rehabilitation protocols:
    • Whirlpool
    • Hydrocollator
    • Ice packs
    • Game ready
    • Ultrasound
    • Electrical stimulation unit
    • Upper body ergometer
    • Stationary bicycles
    • Elliptical
    • Versa climber
    • Rebounder
    • Hammer Strength, Body Masters, and Cybex exercise machines
    • Slideboard
    • Splinting and protective devices