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212 Degrees: One Extra Degree Makes All the Difference

Welcome to the Ribault High School Sports Medicine Webpage!
Dear Athletes, Parents, Coaches, Staff and Friends:
This page is designed to provide you important information about our comprehensive Sports Medicine Program.  In this site you will find information about our athletic training room, policies and best practices for sports medicine.  You will also find important contact information for our medical staff and forms we use when an athlete is injured.
Please visit this site often to become familiar with our program and to review ways we can TOGETHER keep our kids safe from injury or help them with a complete recovery should an injury occur.
Our ultimate goal is to prevent athletic injury and to keep ALL kids on the field.

 What is a Certified Athletic Trainer?
Certified Athletic Trainers (ATs) are licensed health care professionals who collaborate with physicians. The services provided by ATs comprise prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. ATs work under the direction of physicians, as prescribed by state licensure statutes. Certification is earned through the Board of Certification (National Athletic Trainers Association)

Meet Ribault's Athletic Trainer
Head Athletic Trainer
Melissa Angel, ATC, LAT, EMT
Athletic Trainer: Melissa Angel, a native of Monroe, New York and graduate of Dominican College in Orangeburg, New York moved to Jacksonville in August 2015. She started her professional career at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York. Initially studying Nursing in hopes of one day becoming an Emergency Room Nurse. After discovering her passion and desires were more for Athletic Training, she transferred to the Athletic Training Education Program at Dominican College. While in college, she took advantage of a wide range of learning opportunities in Division 2 athletics, military academy and rural high school athletics, and in orthopedic settings, she graduated in 2015. During her college experience, she was also able to working as an Emergency Medical Technician with Mobile Life Support Services. As an EMT, her emergency experiences helped guide her into becoming a more confident athletic trainer. In her free time, Melissa’s personal interests include working out, playing soccer, and hiking.
Throughout this past semester, Melissa states “I was able to engage myself fully in my passion of athletic training. I have been on a roller coaster of successful experiences. Without my mentors and peers and their unending support and guidance, I wouldn't be where I am today “.

Head Athletic Trainer
Head Athletic Trainer
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