Temple: School district marks Athletic Trainer Month

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TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) The Temple ISD is marking National Athletic Trainer Month.

Athletic trainers at Temple ISD focus on keeping athletes safe while providing rehabilitation aid when needed.

At Temple High School, nearly 20 students serve as athletic trainers.

"It feels great that I can help my peers and it's just a great learning experience," said student Kaitelynn Eckenrode.

Students in the sports medicine program gain knowledge and skills they can take to college to further their careers in sport medicine.