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BRUNSWICK, Georgia: March 16, 2022 – High school students who love sports and medicine, and want to learn about career opportunities that involve both, are encouraged to attend the 2022 Student Athletic Trainer Camp hosted by Southeast Georgia Health System.

During the three-day comprehensive camp, Health System Sports Medicine certified athletic trainers will introduce students entering grades 9-12 to the field of sports medicine and athletic training, and the many associated career opportunities. Few experiences can better prepare high school students with an opportunity to pursue athletic training at their high school, college, or as a career.

“The camp provides students with a great opportunity to learn important fundamentals in sports medicine,” says Chantal Pierre, ATC, certified athletic trainer, Southeast Georgia Health System Sports Medicine. “We spend time learning valuable hands-on training, including splinting, taping and injury prevention. The camp prepares students to return to their school and possibly work alongside a certified athletic trainer as a student athletic trainer aide.”

Camp participants receive valuable hands-on training for basic skills and techniques used in sports medicine, including:

· Injury treatment

· Athletic taping and bracing

· CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED)

· First aid

“Giving students an opportunity to become certified in CPR means they leave the camp with knowledge on how to save lives! Additionally, we will discuss multiple sports medicine career options such as orthopaedic surgeon, physical therapist, nutritionist, physician assistant, and the benefits of each,” Pierre says. “High school students leave camp with a good understanding of different careers in sports medicine to possibly carve a pathway for their future.”

The ninth annual Student Athletic Trainer Camp takes place June 14-16, 2022, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at the Glynn County Stadium, 5 Community Action Drive. Space is limited; registration and payment is due by May 28, 2022. The cost for the three-day camp is $85 and includes camp materials, lab supplies, T-shirt, CPR certification card, lunch and snacks.

 

For more information, or to obtain a registration form, please contact Chantal Pierre, ATC, at 561-632-1462 or cpierre@sghs.org or visit sghs.org/sportsmedicine. You can also register online at https://2022-camp.eventbrite.com. A $6.81 service charge is added when registering online.

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