Athletic Training

Premier Physical Therapy & Sports Performance is active in outreach Athletic Training services and provides Certified Athletic Trainers at the following sites:
  • Appoquinimink High School
  • Caesar Rodney High School
  • Cape Henlopen High School
  • Delaware Park Horse Racing
  • Delaware Turf Sports Complex
  • First State Military Academy
  • Hodgson Vo-Tech High School
  • Middletown High School
  • Polytech High School

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 Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied health care profession.

Who are Athletic Trainers?

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.

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. 48 states and the District of Columbia require ATs to hold the Board of Certification credential of "Athletic Trainer Certified" (ATC) are licensed or otherwise regulated in 49 states and the District of Columbia.

Meet Our Athletic Trainers

  • Mandy Minutola
    LAT, ATC, ITAT
    Director of Athletic Training
    Director of Sales

  • Colleen Kelley
    MAT, LAT, ATC
    Athletic Trainer
    Middletown High School

  • Katie Poppe
    LAT, ATC
    Athletic Trainer
    Caesar Rodney High School

  • Tiffany Koenig
    MS, LAT, ATC
    Athletic Trainer
    Caesar Rodney High School

  • Tiffany Johnson
    LAT, ATC
    Athletic Trainer
    First State Military Academy

  • Sam Cutrone
    LAT, ATC
    Athletic Trainer
    Delaware Park Horse Racing

  • Kimberly Leonard
    BS, ATC
    Athletic Trainer
    Polytech High School

  • Jacob Bricker
    MS, LAT, ATC
    Athletic Trainer
    Appoquinimink High School

  • Sara DeLiberty, ATC
    Athletic Trainer
    Appoquinimink & Middletown High School

  • Paige Ezell, ATC
    Athletic Trainer Hodgson Vo-Tech High School