MaryBeth Winningham

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MaryBeth Winningham

Sports Medicine

“The Sports Medicine Program at Heard County High School (HC), in accordance with the laws of the state of Georgia governing the practice of athletic training and the Code of Professional Practice and Standards of Practice on the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA), is dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare available to our student-athletes in a professional and caring manner in order to prevent and care for athletic injuries, illnesses, and conditions. 
Following the NATA guidlines, the HC Sports Medicine Program provides services that can be broken down into five domains:
1. Prevention of Athletic Injuries
2. Recognition, Evaluation, and Immediate Care of Athletic Injuries
3. Rehabilitation and Reconditioning of Athletic Injuries
4. Health Care Administration
5. Professional Development and Responsibility
The philosophy for the HC Sports Medicine Program is that the needs of the student-athletes shall always be the first consideration for all members of the Sports Medicine staff. We are committed to ongoing evaluation of our Sports Medicine Program so that our student-athletes can be assured of the highest quality in sports medicine care. Furthermore, we are committed to addressing problems and concerns in a timely manner so that the needs of our student-athletes can continue to be met.”

Bio: I'm in my second year at Heard County. Before arriving at HC, I was an assistant athletic trainer at Georgia Southern University.  While at GSU, my primary responsibility was providing medical coverage for the football and track and field teams.  

Prior to being hired full time, I was a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Georgia Southern, where I received my Master of Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training.  As a graduate assistant, I provided athletic training services to football during the 2015-16 season and co-ed and all-girl cheerleading teams during the 2014-15 season. 

I received my Bachelor of Science in athletic training from Middle Tennessee State University in 2014.

I'm originally from Livingston, Tennessee and a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association along with being licensed in the state of Georgia. I have three sisters and three brothers back home in Tennessee and live with my dog Jack in Carrollton.