The School Board of Miami-Dade County
Bylaws & Policies
Unless a specific policy has been amended and the date the policy was revised is noted at the bottom of that policy, the Bylaws and Policies of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools were adopted on May 11, 2011 and were in effect beginning July 1, 2011.


The School Board may employ athletic trainers to provide services to student athletes involving the prevention, recognition, emergency care, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries and may provide related educational and administrative services.

"Athletic training" means service and care provided by an athletic trainer related to the prevention, recognition, evaluation, management, disposition, treatment, or rehabilitation of a physically active student who sustained an injury, illness, or other condition involving exercise, sport, recreation, or related physical activity.

All full-time athletic trainers employed by the Board must, at a minimum, be licensed as required by F.S. Chapter 468, Part XIII. To be employed as a teacher/athletic trainer, an individual must also possess a professional or temporary certificate pursuant to F.S. 1012.56. Athletic trainers shall undergo background screening required under applicable law and Board policy.

Athletic trainers shall practice under the direction of a physician licensed under F.S. Chapters 458, 459, or 460, or otherwise be authorized by Florida law to practice medicine. The physician shall communicate his/her direction through oral or written prescriptions or protocols as deemed appropriate by the physician for the provision of services and care by the athletic trainer. An athletic trainer shall provide service or care in the manner dictated by the physician.

F.S. Chapter 468, 1012.46, 1012.56

Adopted 3/9/16

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