National Athletic Training Month - Corie Hampton Q&A
GREENSBORO, N.C. – March is the National Athletic Training
Month and UNCG athletics is recognizing its stellar athletic
training staff by spotlighting each full-time staff member this
week with a Q&A on www.uncgspartans.com.
During the month of March, athletic trainers across America are being recognized for their commitment to helping people prevent injuries and stay healthy and active. Athletic trainers are health care professionals who are highly educated and dedicated to the job at hand. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association and UNCG athletics department honors the dedication of all of the athletic training staff taking care of our Spartan student-athletes.
Assistant Athletic Trainer Corie Hampton
1.) Where are you originally from and how long have you worked at UNCG?
I grew up in Manalapan, New Jersey, and have been at UNCG since July 2012.
2.) Tell me about your educational background and work experience?
I went to Elon University and received a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in 2009. I then attended East Carolina University and received a Master of Science in Athletic Training in 2011.
At ECU, I was also a graduate assistant athletic trainer (2009-2011) responsible for men's and women's swimming and diving, men's and women's cross country and track and field, women's volleyball and also assisted with football. From 2011-2012 I was the assistant athletic trainer at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, responsible for men's and women's cross country and track and field, men's and women's swimming, women's volleyball, men's basketball, women's basketball and assisted with field hockey, women's lacrosse and softball.
3.) What are your current certifications?
I am a licensed athletic trainer in North Carolina, BOC certified athletic trainer, instructor for American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid and American Red Cross CPR/AED for professional rescuers.
4.) What sports do you work with at UNCG? How many student-athletes are under your care?
I work with women's basketball and women's golf – responsible for approximately 18 student-athletes.
5.) What does a typical day for an athletic trainer working with a sport in season look like?
I arrive at work before or by 8 a.m. and spend the morning doing rehab with student-athletes and working on documentation of treatments and injuries. This lasts until about lunch time and after lunch I have to set up for practice and do treatment and taping for the student-athletes before practice. I then attend practice and treat any injuries that may come up during practice. After practice I clean up and do post-practice treatments that last about 30 minutes to an hour. On a game day, I do not do post-practice treatments since we have a shorter practice in the afternoon, but there are pre-game treatments and tapings two hours before the start of a game and then game coverage.
6.) What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to be outside, hanging out with my friends, family and my dog Milo. I also play coed kickball and dodge ball.
7.) What do you enjoy most about athletic training?
I enjoy that every day brings something new. There are always new things happening with the athletes and my day is never boring.
8.) Why did you choose to become an athletic trainer?
When I was in high school, I was in a medical program in that made me realize I did not want to be a doctor, but that I still wanted to work in a health profession. Athletic training combined a health care profession and my love of sports.