Sports Safety for Interscholastic Athletics

The Sports Medicine team promotes injury prevention and sport safety through education and focuses on decreasing the number and/or severity of injuries by developing guidelines and teaching sports safety and by collecting, analyzing and researching injury data. These goals are carried out by the Nevada State Licensed Athletic Trainers who work in our schools, the Nevada Sports Medicine Advisory Committee and the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association.

Thanks to all of our Nevada State Licensed Athletic Trainers who offer their expertise and knowledge, helping our students maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Many NIAA member schools either employ or have access to a Nevada State Licensed Athletic Trainer (ATC). These individuals are professionally trained healthcare professionals who specialize in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries that result from physical activity. They work in cooperation with other healthcare professionals, athletic administrators / directors, coaches and parents. One can find them on the sidelines, applying ice, a brace or a tape job to any or our over 30,000 high school athletes in Nevada. Not only do athletic trainers provide first aid and immediate care for our injured athletes, they also design and supervise proper warm-up routines, hydration education and rehabilitation programs.


Nevada State Board of Athletic Trainers

NATA - Nevada Athletic Trainers Association 

Nevada Sports Medicine Advisory Committee Members (2014)


Caring4Concussions - Concussion Awareness (NEW)

NFHS Suggested Guidelines for Management of Concussion in Sports 

Assembly Bill 455-effective July 1, 2011

 ** School Districts and the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association are required to set policy for handling head injuries by student athletes. Those policies must mandate students be removed immediately from competitive sports if they suffer a concussion or head injury and not be able to return to play until they are examined and cleared by a health care provider.

Concussion Education for Coaches

NFHS Concussion in Sports-What you need to know  (FREE online course mandatory for coaches)

CDC Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports

Concussion Education for Athletic Trainers and other Healthcare Providers



Other Health and Educational Websites