The Athletic Center is located at the back of campus and houses the field house, the original wood gymnasium, the dance studio, the fitness center and the athletic training room.
At Berwick Academy, the athletic trainer serves as a faculty member within the Athletics Department. The athletic trainer is the link between the athlete, the parent, the coach and the medical community. Athletic training facility is situated between the gym and the field house. Various modalities, such as an ultrasound machine, a whirlpool, a hydrocollator, and an ice machine are used in the treatment of athletic injuries.
There is a wide array of rehabilitation equipment such as thera-bands and tubes, stretching equipment, and balance/proprioceptive mats. The cardiovascular endurance and muscular strengthening equipment is maintained within the fitness center, which is used in the prevention and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Responsible for the prevention and care of all athletic injuries, the athletic trainer is certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association - Board of Certification (NATA-BOC) and licensed to practice as an athletic trainer within the states of Maine and New Hampshire with the following responsibilities:
- Prevention of athletic injuries
- Recognition and evaluation of athletic injuries
- Management, treatment and disposition of athletic injuries
- Rehabilitation of athletic injuries
- Organization and administration of an athletic training program
- Education and counseling of athletes, recreational athletes, coaches, family members, medical personnel and communities in the area of care and prevention of athletic injuries.
Clinical Affiliation Site
The BA athletic training program serves as a clinical education site for the University of New Hampshire and University of New England undergraduate athletic training students. Each semester students from the Universities, usually a junior or senior in the program, work alongside certified athletic trainer Holly Bennett to gain hands on experience in the athletic training profession.
Return to Play Policy
When a student is injured either at school or out of school or is ill and is evaluated by a medical practitioner, the student must have a signed note from the practitioner on file before return to play will be permitted. The note must state the student’s participation status and note and restrictions.