Keeping a Watchful Eye Over Our Student-Athletes
Our student-athletes need a full team to foster their success in sports. Parents and guardians support young athletes by attending games and providing emotional support while coaches guide athletes in skill-building and playing the game, but it's the athletic trainers (ATs) who focus on the prevention and treatment of injuries in athletes well beyond the playing field.
Athletic Trainers (ATs) are recognized, healthcare professionals. To be recognized as an AT, the individual must have completed an accredited baccalaureate (soon to be Master’s) program, passed the Board of Certification, be licensed in the state in which they are practicing, and work under the direction of a physician. Learn more about the requirements for being an athletic trainer.
ATs practice under five domains:
1. Injury, illness, and wellness prevention
2. Clinical evaluation and diagnosis
3. Immediate and emergency care
4. Treatment and rehabilitation
5. Organization and professional health and well-being
Benefits of an AT for our student-athletes:
• Less time away from class with on-campus rehabilitation
• Fewer missed games and practices through diagnosis, treatment, and referral process
• Access to unbiased health care professional who serves as the student athlete’s advocate
Benefits of an AT for parents:
• Less time away from work or home to take child offsite for care
• Reduced costs associated with unnecessary emergency room visits and diagnostic tests
• Decreased rehabilitative costs before and after surgery
• Peace of mind knowing a dedicated health care professional has child’s health and safety
as a priority
Meet Our Athletic Trainer
Molly Awiszus, MS, LAT, ATC, majored in Athletic Training and obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College, worked at Lawrence High School from 2016–2017, and went back to get her Master’s degree in Human Physiology from Boston University. She has been a Massachusetts’ licensed AT since 2016.
Feel free to contact the athletic trainer with any sport-related injury or assessment.
Molly Awiszus, MS, LAT, ATC
Athletic Training Room Rule
(Located in the Old Gym)
Do you need an evaluation for
an injury or want to be seen
by our athletic trainer?
You're always welcome,
but you must follow these rules.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
To enter the Athletic Training Room,
you must first make an appointment
You must practice social distancing at all
times while in the Athletic Training Room
by maintaining at least 6 feet apart.
WEAR YOUR MASK
Wearing a mask is an additional step to
help slow the spread of COVID-19 when
combined with your everyday preventive
actions and social distancing.
WASH YOUR HANDS
Wash your hands before you enter
the Athletic Training Room and again
after you leave. Make sure you use
soap and water to wash all surfaces
of your hands for at least 20 seconds,
wait for visible lather, rinse thoroughly,
and then dry with an individual
CLEAN YOUR EQUIPMENT
Be responsible when using the
Athletic Training Room by washing
your own table and any equipment you
use with the spray bottles provided.