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Jaimie holds a B.S. in Athletic Training from Charleston Southern University & a Masters in Science and Education in Post-Professional Athletic Training Educational Program from Old Dominion University. She has worked as an Athletic Trainer (ATC) for over 10 years with a variety of sports, including Baseball, Basketball, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, Lacrosse, Runners, Soccer, Softball, & Performing Arts.
She has worked with youth to professional athletes. Jaimie worked as an ATC in the performing arts for over 9 years, touring with The Rockettes, Burn the Floor, Lord of the Dance & Heart Beat of Home. Jaimie danced for 17 years & taught dance & gymnastics before seeking her athletic training degree. Jaimie has taught courses at Bridgewater State University and Dean College.
She holds the certifications of CPR/AED, CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor, AHA Lifeguard & is a Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner. In her free time Jaimie enjoys training and competing in triathlons.
Athletic trainers are sometimes confused with personal trainers. There is, however, a large difference in the education, skillset, job duties and patients of an athletic trainer and a personal trainer. The athletic training academic curriculum and clinical training follows the medical model. Athletic trainers must graduate from an accredited baccalaureate or master’s program, and 70% of ATs have a master’s degree.
Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education, training and the state’s statutes, rules and regulations.
As a part of the health care team, services provided by athletic trainers include primary care, injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. The NATA Code of Ethics states the principles of ethical behavior that should be followed in the practice of athletic training.