Athletic Training Page

Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and 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.

Athletic Trainers practice under state statutes recognizing them as qualified health care professionals similar to physical therapists, occupational therapists and other health care professionals. Athletic Trainers practice under the direct supervision of physicians.

Certified and/or licensed Athletic Trainers must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited college or university in order to practice athletic training. Baccalaureate and graduate degrees are in athletic training or are complementary degrees with an athletic training major. All programs include established academic curricula. Academic programs are accredited through an independent process by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Graduation from a CAATE-accredited program is required for eligibility to take the Board of Certification examination.

Southeast High School Athletic Trainers
            Cindy Benda     cbenda@lps.org        
            Micah Hamik     mhamik@lps.org

Athletic Training Room Hours
            Fall             First Lunch - completion of practice or competition
            Winter        1:30 - completion of practice or competition
            Spring        First Lunch - completion of practice or competition

The Athletic Training Room will also be open on Saturday. The hours will vary by practice or competition schedules.

The Athletic Trainer may not always be in the Athletic Training Room. Medical coverage of certain contests may require an Athletic Trainer to be with a team at a site other than Southeast High School.

The Athletic Trainers may be reached by email or by calling the athletic office at (402) 436-1359.

Athlete participation following an injury will be determined by the Athletic Training and Coaching Staff.

For information on concussions click on the PDFs below:

Concussion for Student Athletes

Heads Up Fact Sheet for Parents