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What is athletic training?

Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions.

Who are athletic trainers?

Athletic trainers are highly qualified, multi-skilled healthcare professionals who work under the direction of a physician to provide high quality healthcare services to athletes. Athletic trainers hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; many continue their education gaining a master’s degree. Athletic trainers must pass a national certification board exam administered by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification. SportsPlus Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC’s) are also licensed professionals by the State of Iowa.

Find out more about the profession of athletic training at

SportsPlus is proud to provide Athletic Training Outreach services to the following area schools:

  • AGWSR High School

  • BCLUW High School

  • East Marshall High School / East Marshall Middle School

  • Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School

  • Grundy Center High School / Grundy Center Middle School

  • Green Mountain - Garwin High School

  • Marshalltown High School / Miller Middle School

  • West Marshall High School / West Marshall Middle School

Saturday Morning Walk-In Injury Clinic

  • Saturdays at 8 AM during football season (late August - late October)
  • First-come, first-served, No appointment needed
  • A member of the SportsPlus professional staff will perform a Complimentary Screening or your injury
  • Open to all area scholastic athletes

Concussion Return to Play Rehabilitation

  • Ensure safe return to athletic activity after suffering a concussion

  • Meeting recommendations of IAHSAA and IGHSAU

  • Follows recommendations of the National Athletic Training Association, Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, and the American College of Sports Medicine

  • Protocol is scheduled and performed in the clinic

    • We do not offer return to play rehabilitation to be performed at schools due to the nature of our outreach agreements. We feel the best interest of the injured athlete would not be served performing a RTPP during our limited hours at each school.

  • Patients must be symptom free for 24 hours to begin

  • Pre and Post activity screenings are done for symptom score, memory, balance, visual acuity, and concentration

  • If symptoms return once the protocol has been started, the patient does not continue until symptom free

  • Patients have constant one on one interaction with a healthcare professional

  • Return to sport is built into our protocol

  • A follow up appointment after return to full activity

  • Our protocol integrates cardiovascular exercise, plyometrics, weight training, and sport specific drills

CPR Certification

  • American Heart Association certified to teach heartsaver as well as BLS classes

  • Classes held at SportsPlus as desired – please contact for dates

    • Contact SportsPlus for pricing 641-753-6636

  • Have a large group? Contact us about setting up a class at your business/school

    • Group rates available for coaches