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Most High School Athletes Now Working With Athletic Trainers On Daily Basis, Finds New Survey

A comprehensive survey by the Korey Stringer Institute of all U.S. high schools, both public and private, finds that, while only 60-65% of schools have a certified athletic trainer at games and practices, the actual percentage of high school athletes working with an ATC on a daily basis is much higher - between 85 and 90% - because the vast majority of large high schools have an ATC.

According to KSI's Executive Director and Proffessor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut, Douglas Casa, Ph.D., ATC,  KSI is also finding from discussions with liability insurers and medical groups that athletic trainers often pay for themselves because insurance premiums for high schools without ATC coverage are skyrocketing; with the increased premium, in one instance, rising above the annual salary of the ATC, whose position was eliminated due to budget restraints.

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