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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.

I am an Athletic Trainer

Who are Athletic Trainers?

Athletic Trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by state licensure statutes. The NATA Code of Ethics states the principles of ethical behavior that should be followed in the practice of athletic training.

ATs are sometimes confused with personal trainers. There is, however, a large difference in the education, skill set, job duties and patients of an Athletic Trainer and a personal trainer. The athletic training academic curriculum and clinical training follows the medical model. ATs must graduate from an accredited baccalaureate or master's program, and 70% of ATs have a master's degree. Learn more about the Education of Athletic Trainers.

Meet our Athletic Trainers

Steve Lubbehusen

Steve Lubbehusen, M.Ed., ATC, LAT

Contact Info:
Athletic Training Room: (260)637-3161 ext.#3548

Cell Phone: (260)385-5823


Steve is from Fort Wayne originally. He graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor's of Science degrees in Athletic Training & Health education. He then received his Master's in Administrative Education from Ball State University. He then moved back to Fort Wayne in 1993 when he started at Carroll HS and Fort Wayne Orthopedics. Steve is also the Department Chair of Physical Education & Health at Carroll HS. He teaches many courses throughout the school day as well as summer school. When not at work, Steve enjoys spending time with his family which includes watching his children in their athletics and church activities. He also enjoys playing a lot of golf.