Inside Athletics

Athletic Training

Mission of Calvert Hall Athletic Training

The mission of Calvert Hall College High School Athletic Training Program is to provide high quality health care for its student athletes competing in the MIAA for Calvert Hall. This is to be accomplished through prevention, recognition, evaluation, assessment, immediate care, treatment, rehabilitation, and reconditioning of athletic injuries and illnesses. The staff also educates the student-athletes in the areas of injury prevention, nutrition, hygiene, substance abuse, etc.

The Athletic Training program is assisted in reaching its mission with the help of two team physicians. The program has benefited from a strong 10+ year relationship with the same two physicians. In addition, the program also collaborates with medical specialists in the community to meet the varied needs of our student athletes.

The Athletic Training program oversees the annual physicals, health histories and other medical testing to ensure the safe participation of our student athletes. The program has also implemented, and monitors programs initiated to reduce the risk of athletic injuries.

Emphasis is also placed on educating the Calvert Hall community about Athletic Training and the importance of Certified Licensed Athletic Trainers in helping provide the best health care for athletes.

Inside CHC Athletic Training

Calvert Hall hired its first full-time certified athletic trainer in 2004. Prior to 2004, the school contracted with Towson Sports Medicine for part-time coverage. The athletic training program is now responsible for providing athletic training services to 19 sport programs spanning 40 teams. These services are provided by one full-time licensed athletic trainer, one part-time licensed athletic trainer and one student athletic trainer from an accredited athletic trainer education program.

Before the winter of 2007, the athletic training staff worked out of a small athletic training clinic sandwiched between the P.E. locker room and the showers in Keelty Hall. In the winter season of 2007 construction, was completed on a new athletic training clinic located in Russo Stadium which is where the athletic training clinic continues to operate today.

What is a Certified Athletic Trainer?

Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers work directly with physicians to optimize participation of student-athletes. 

Athletic Training is recognized as an allied health care profession by the American Medical Association (AMA), furthermore, the AMA also recommends that an AT be in every high school since an AT can help athletes avoid unnecessary medical treatment and disruption of normal daily life.
A certified athletic trainer must be certified by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association Board of Certification. Certification now requires a master’s degree and successfully passing a comprehensive national exam. Certification must then be maintained with continuing education units (50 hours/units every 2 years).

All Athletic Trainers in the State of Maryland must also be licensed by the Maryland Department of Health’s Board of Physicians.

Athletic Trainers

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Christopher Zinn

    Christopher Zinn 

    Head Athletic Trainer
  • Photo of Kiera Heath

    Kiera Heath