Sports Medicine Students Get a Glimpse of the Work World
from Mahopac Athletic Trainer

Pictured Above: Mahopac Athletic Trainer Brenna Lape demonstrates managing an ankle sprain during her visit to Sports Medicine students at The Tech Center.

Mahopac School District Athletic Trainer Brenna Lape gave Sports Medicine students at The Tech Center a glimpse of what it is like to work in the field, when she visited their class recently on the campus of Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES. Lape discussed not only her job as athletic trainer, but the many other opportunities available in the burgeoning sports medicine field.

“My students learned so much about career opportunities from her,” said Tech Center Sports Medicine teacher Will Brightman. “She talked about the educational requirements, board certifications, opportunities in high school and college settings, as well as clinical settings including hospitals.”

The hands-on Sports Medicine class at The Tech Center gives students interested in the sports medicine field a head start in their career before they even get to college.

In keeping with the hands-on nature of the class, Lape also gave a demonstration of how to assess and manage an ankle sprain after her lecture.