CONYERS — Rockdale County Public School high school students have taken their first step into careers in sports medicine with the 13th annual RCPS Student Athletic Aide Program Training Camp, held June 2019 at Salem High School.

This multi-year program trains middle and high school students to serve as student athletic aides for school sports teams at games and provides additional training for team managers.

During the week of June 17-20, first-year student athletic aide trainees learned about human anatomy, CPR, concussions, treating and wrapping sprained limbs and more.

In addition, students heard from guest speakers about a variety of careers, such as athletic trainer at the collegiate and professional level, physical therapist, orthopedic physician or physician assistant and more.

For more information about the RCPS Student Athletic Aide Program, contact RCPS Athletic Director Dr. Kechia Rowles at or visit