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Sports Medicine and Sports Performance

What is Athletic Training?

Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), Health Resources Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied health care profession. 

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.  

Our Athletic Training Staff

Wendy Young, M.A., ATC

Phone: 413-498-3475

Wendy arrived at Northfield Mount Hermon in the fall of 1997 to work as a certified athletic trainer and physical education teacher in the Physical Education and Athletics Department. Prior to arriving on campus, Wendy had been employed for four years by NovaCare Outpatient Rehabilitation, where she worked in the physical therapy outpatient clinic, and at Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, providing athletic training services for their athletic program.

Wendy earned a Bachelor of Science at the University of New Hampshire, where she also played soccer and lacrosse. After graduation, she spent a year as an intern at Phillips Exeter Academy and earned her Board Certification in Athletic Training during that year. She earned a Master of Arts degree, also in athletic training, from Western Michigan University. In addition to serving NMH in the athletic department, Wendy is also an advisor. During her tenure here, she has served on several NMH committees related to athletics, most notably facility design as part of strategic planning, student-athlete award selection, and PE curricula design.

Sam Hahn Clark M.S., ATC

Phone: 413-320-2849