What is Athletic Training?
Athletic Trainers are unique health care providers who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses under the direction of a physician. Athletic Training is practiced by Certified 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. Accredited programs include formal instruction in areas such as injury/illness prevention, first aid and emergency care, assessment of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and nutrition. – NATA.org
Bethesda’s athletic training services are provided through Memorial University Medical Center, Rehabilitation Institutes Sports Medicine Department. The 2012-2013 school marks the third year Memorial has partnered with Bethesda to provide a full time certified athletic trainer. The certified athletic trainer covering Bethesda Academy is Katy Margeson MS, LAT, ATC, PES, CES. This school year marks her fourth year at Bethesda and third as full time. Prior to moving to Savannah she worked at Division 2 Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina for two year’s with women’s soccer, women’s basketball and softball. She completed her Master of Science in Athletic Training at California University of Pennsylvania while working as a Graduate Assistant, covering all sports, at Ringgold High School. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from Wingate University in Wingate, NC. Originally, she is from Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
In addition to regular responsibilities of an athletic trainer, she is responsible for coordinating preseason physicals for all students, ensuring that all medical paperwork is filled out and on file with the school, and coordinating concussion baseline testing or high school athletes prior to the start of their season. It is our mission to provide comprehensive healthcare for students and athletes at Bethesda Academy and safely return them to play.
This webpage is a work in progress but soon there will be links to important required paperwork, documents you may need to take with you to the physician when referred, links to helpful informational websites regarding health and athletics, directions and contact numbers to important medical offices, as well as Katy’s contact information should you have any questions.
Katy Margeson MS, LAT, ATC, PES, CES
Office location: Bethesda’s Hugh Bell Rehabilitation Center located to the right of the gym.
It is time for 2014 Physicals! Download all the paper work here:
Student opportunities in sports medicine
Students interested in a future in sports medicine who may wish to be a student aid to the athletic trainer may attend a course to learn more and prepare them:
March is National Athletic Training Month!