The Prosper High School Sports Medicine program recently volunteered to provide medical coverage for the Dallas Rock & Roll half marathon on March 24. There were about 20,000 runners signed up for the event.
The PHS students were stationed at mile 6.4 on the race.
Prosper Sports Medicine was the only group of First Aid and CPR certified high school students to help with the race. They treated everything from blisters to injuries and dehydration throughout the event with our professional medical staff including assistant athletic trainer Megan McNeal and physical therapists from Allen Sports and SpineCare. Students utilized the skills they learn in the classroom to assist these runners.
"Our Prosper Sports Medicine program also provides medical coverage for all of the sports teams at Prosper High School. Our students are an essential asset to providing athletes with the medical care they need," McNeal said.
The athletic training department is now accepting applications for next year’s program. For more information, contact McNeal at firstname.lastname@example.org or Randy Jones, Head Athletic Trainer at email@example.com.