Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients.
Students who want to become certified athletic trainers must earn a degree from an accredited athletic training curriculum. 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. Classroom learning is enhanced through clinical education experiences.
Injuries and Reporting
All injuries sustained during Ursuline-sanctioned athletic practices or competitions MUST be reported to Ursuline’s athletic trainer Amanda McVicker within 24 hours of injury.
- Attention Coaches: Please fill out this form to report an injury.
- Need to see the athletic trainer for evaluation or rehabilitation? Email Amanda McVicker to set up an appointment. Please include your name, sport, and nature of the injury. She will schedule a time to see you either before/after school, or during lunch/advisory period.
Please do not drop in during class time unless it is an emergency or you are stopping by to sign up for an appointment. If a significant, non-emergency injury occurs during a practice or away game, all coaches are instructed to call the athletic trainer.
ALL athletes who see a doctor for an illness or injury affecting their ability to participate in athletics MUST inform the athletic trainer immediately. Written documentation from the doctor releasing the athlete to modified or full participation must be turned in to the athletic trainer within 24 hours. If the athlete is referred to a doctor by the athletic trainer, the parents/guardians will first be contacted.
Office/Athletic Training Room
Located in Room 154 in Jane Neuhoff Gymnasium (upstairs)
Amanda is in her first year as Ursuline’s Head Athletic Trainer. Amanda, who grew up in McKinney and graduated from Prestonwood Christian, received her Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Alabama in 2014. Upon graduation, she earned a Masters of Education from the University of North Texas.
She was the Athletic Trainer for the University of North Texas Women’s Volleyball Team from 2014-2016, and prior to joining Ursuline, she was the head athletic trainer at a private school in the Houston area.
Amanda is excited to be back in her hometown and looks forward to working with Ursuline's athletes and teaching her Sports Medicine Class.
Sports Concussion-Trained Physician, Texas Orthopaedic Associates, L.L.P.
To learn more about Dr. Sterling’s practice of Sports Medicine, Musculoskeletal Medicine, and Sports Concussions, please visit: www.txorthopaedic.com or make an appointment by calling 214-265-3200.