Who are Athletic Trainers?
"Health care professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education and training and the states' statutes, rules and regulations. As a part of the health care team, services provided by ATs include injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions." *
*National Athletic Trainers' Association. NATA fact sheet. NATA website. https://www.nata.org/nata-quick-facts. Accessed March 28,2018.
*See "Future Athletic Trainers" tab for more information about Athletic Training
About Mr. Amicucci
Joe Amicucci MS LAT ATC CSCS
As a certified athletic trainer in the secondary school setting, I provide injury preventative services, emergency care, injury evaluation and rehabilitation for injured student-athletes. In other words, I am a health care professional trained to use evidence-based medicine to determine if an SRHS athlete is prepared to compete. I also serve as an educational resource for the Blue Devil community on topics such as strength training, aerobic/anaerobic conditioning, and sports nutrition. My mission is to preserve the health and safety of each student-athlete using the best practices and knowledge in order to contribute to their successes on and off the field.
I have been the athletic trainer for Shore Regional High School since August of 2015. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Nutrition from the University of Scranton in 2011. Since 2012, I have been certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). I received my Masters of Science degree in Athletic Training from Seton Hall University in 2015. I am a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) through the Board of Certification and licensed (LAT) in New Jersey by the Board of Medical Examiners. Along with being the athletic trainer, I am advisor of the Athletic Training Club and Co-advisor of the Medical Career Club at Shore.