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American River College is proud of its athletic training program and facilities. The athletic trainers offer quality medical care to the student athletes and staff at ARC. The athletic trainers are responsible for the prevention, care, treatment and rehabilitation of our student athletes. The athletic training staff is first on the scene when an injury occurs. It is the athletic trainer's responsibility to evaluate the injury and determine the next course of action. That action is often treatment and rehabilitation in the athletic training room by our athletic training staff. One of the objectives of the athletic training program is to return the injured athlete back to full activity as quickly and safely as possible. The athletic trainers are able to provide individual care, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries allowing the athlete to return to their pre-injury performance level. Whatever the case may be, it is up to the athletic trainer to make the correct assessment and plot the proper course for full recovery.
About the Program
American River College is a clinical site for California State University, Sacramento Athletic Training Education Program. As a clinical site ARC provides students who are majoring in athletic training the opportunity to gain the knowledge and experience. Students who are selected into the athletic training program at CSUS are required to rotate through ARC’s clinical site in order to earn their Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training. Athletic Trainers Gil Bejarano and Michelle Whitehead are Approved Clinical Instructors that oversee the athletic training students during their rotation at ARC. The volume of athletes and the variety of sports that are at ARC give the student athletic trainers the valuable experience needed to succeed in their chosen profession.
The classes offered are:
KINES 330: Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
KINES 334: Practical Applications in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
The athletic trainers are also involved with the Fitness Certificate Program offered at American River College:
KINES 404: Identification and Management of Fitness Injuries
Click here for instructions on how to complete pre-participation physical forms online:
If a student or student-athlete is interested in becoming a Certified Athletic Trainer, American River College offers a transfer degree program in sports medicine. Click here for more information.