Jessica E. Myers, MEd, ATC, CSCS
Jess is a graduate of The University of Virginia where she received her BSEd in Sports Medicine in 2004 and her MEd in Athletic Training in 2005. While at Virginia, she worked with numerous sports, including football, baseball, softball, track, cross country, and rowing. She served as the assistant athletic trainer at St. Anne’s-Belfield School in Charlottesville before coming to James Wood as the head athletic trainer in 2005. Jess is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a clinical instructor for Shenandoah University’s Athletic Training Program.
Athletic Training Staff Philosophy
The main goal and philosophy of the Athletic Training staff is to make the health care needs of the student-athletes our first priority. The athletic trainers who provide health care will practice with the highest standards of quality consistent with the Code of Ethics established by the National Athletic Trainers' Association.
Athletic Training Profession
Athletic trainers in the secondary school and collegiate settings provide injury prevention and conditioning programs, injury evaluation, prepare athletes for practice and competition, implement treatment and rehabilitation programs for injured athletes and provide first response to acute injuries and medical emergencies that take place during competition.
Athletic training is not the same profession as personal training. And certified athletic trainers work with more than just athletes – they can be found anywhere people are physically active.
To become certified athletic trainers, students must pass a comprehensive test administered by the Board of Certification. Once certified, they must meet ongoing continuing education requirements in order to remain certified. They are also regulated and licensed allied health care professionals, as recognized by the American Medical Association.