Athletic training is often confused with fitness training or personal training but the educational and professional requirements are very different. Athletic Trainers are certified and licensed healthcare professionals who practice in the field of sports medicine. To become a Certified Athletic Trainer, you must have earned at minimum a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from an accredited university program and then pass a national Board of Certification examination. Athletic Trainers are multi-skilled health care professionals whose services comprise of prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.
The athletic training staff members at Ashley Ridge High School are proud to provide their services in many capacities to allow for the safest environment for our student-athletes as well as providing them with the best healthcare possible. The certified Athletic Trainers on your sports medicine team at Ashley Ridge include the following:
Kenny Snider ATC, SCAT
Kenny Snider is employed by Trident Sports Medicine and has worked as an Athletic Trainer at Ashley Ridge High School since their opening in 2008. He has been certified since 1990 after completing his athletic training education from the University of South Carolina. His past professional experience has included working with the Charleston Battery, South Carolina Stingrays, the original “Swamp Fox” Arena 2 indoor football team, as well as providing medical coverage for many local high schools and community events. Kenny’s favorite pastime is playing tennis with friends. He is married to Heather Wayne, who has her own pet care business, and they are proud parents of their black lab named Cole.
Hanna Beckman ATC, SCAT
Hanna Beckman is starting her 9th year at Ashley Ridge as Athletic Trainer and Teacher. She graduated from Charleston Southern with a bachelor’s in Athletic Training in 2012. Her passions are teaching sports medicine, teaching biomedical science, advisor for HOSA: Future Health Professionals, and spending time with loved ones. Her husband teaches & coaches in Berkeley County. They have 2 daughters, Audrey (5yo) & Ruth (2yo).
Brittney Williams ATC, SCAT
Brittney Williams is a graduate of Charleston Southern University going into her 5th year teaching sports medicine and being an advisor for HOSA: Future Health Professionals and is starting her 3rd year working with athletics. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends.