The state of North Carolina, including Mecklenburg County, is severely understaffed in regards to Licensed/Certified Athletic Trainers. Currently NC High Schools are not required to employ or have available Licensed/Certified Athletic Trainers. Though legislation has been proposed it has not been passed and many area High Schools are without trainers.
The OrthoCarolina Foundation has committed funds in the form of a grant in an effort to facilitate the recruitment of Licensed/Certified Athletic Trainers to the state of North Carolina and our region.
The OrthoCarolina Foundation has received the endorsement of the following in our effort:
- The Sports Medicine Committee for the North Carolina Medical Society
- North Carolina Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners
- North Carolina Athletic Trainers Association