The University of Texas at El Paso Athletic Training Department is committed to delivering the highest quality health care to all of its student-athletes. The certified athletic training staff serves as care givers for student athletes as well as clinical educators, supervisors, and mentors for athletic training students pursuing state licensure in athletic training. The staff maintains current knowledge and skill through participation in regular in-services and attendance at educational conferences annually.
The primary goal of the athletic training staff at The University of Texas at El Paso is to protect and return the injured student athlete to sport participation as quickly and safely as possible. The athletic trainer possesses knowledge in injury prevention, injury recognition, evaluation, and assessment; immediate care; and the treatment, rehabilitation, and reconditioning of athletic injuries. Our main objective is to first help prevent athletic injuries from occurring. Recognizing that some injuries are inevitable, our staff is available to render first aid, provide follow-up treatment and rehabilitation, and counsel student-athletes and their parents on available treatment options. The University of Texas at El Paso strives to deliver current, scientifically sound care to each and every athlete regardless of his or her sport or personal team standing.
The staff of certified athletic trainers, graduate assistant athletic trainers, and student athletic trainers provide medical coverage for the 16 intercollegiate athletic programs at UTEP.
The department of Intercollegiate Athletics at UTEP has 5 Certified Athletic Trainers, 5 Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainers, and approximately 15 Student Athletic Trainers that comprise the athletic training staff as well as numerous physicians.
Upon competition of their course work at UTEP, they will receive a bachelor degree and be eligible to take the Texas State Licensure exam. During their education at UTEP the student athletic trainer will attain competencies through a specialized hands-on, practical experience.
The student athletic trainer works directly with the certified and graduate assistant athletic trainers and team physicians in the areas of injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. In addition to the athletic training room and field exposure student athletic trainers have the opportunity to observe surgical procedures performed on the athletes. This hands-on, practical experience not only complements the educational experience but also provides excellent field based learning opportunities for each student.