What is an Athletic Trainer?

    An Athletic Trainer is a certified and licensed healthcare professional who practices in the field of sports medicine. ​Athletic Trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education, training and the state's statutes, rules and regulations. As a part of the health care team, services provided by athletic trainers include primary care, injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

    What can a high school Athletic Trainer do?

    Carteret’s Athletic Trainer is competent in the evaluation and assessment of athletes and athletic injuries. He prepares exercise, stretching and nutritional programs for athletes. He also tapes, braces and uses bandaging as means for injury prevention. Athletic trainers provide treatment modalities including cold, heat, electrical stimulation, ultrasound and mobilization techniques as a part of rehabilitation from injury. A high school athletic trainer is also trained and certified in emergency care, including CPR and AED administration, bleeding control, wound care, splinting and immobilization, oxygen administration, treatment for anaphylaxis, hypoglycemia, seizures, heat and cold emergencies, cardiac emergencies and other life or limb emergencies. Our athletic trainer is also up to date with the New Jersey law mandated concussion prevention, recognition and return to play guidelines and policies.

    Carteret High School’s Athletic Trainer:  Vincent Fruscella ​is a Kean University graduate with a BS in Athletic Training. Vincent is also an Alumni of Carteret High School and is excited to be helping the student athletes of Carteret. As every New Jersey Athletic Trainer should be, he’s a valued member of the National Athletic Trainers Association for the past five years. He has a minor in health and is a First Aid/CPR/AED instructor through the American Red Cross. He also has prior experience working with Kean University sports teams similar to Carteret. Finally, Vincent acts as a Preceptor, coordinating with Kean University student athletic trainers providing them field experience at Carteret High School.

    Contact: Vincent Fruscella

    Email: ​vfruscella@carteretschools.org

    Athletic Training room: 732-541-8960 ext.4005