Each year, we treat hundreds of injuries in the athletic training room. Luckily, the majority of the injuries are minor. Knowing the risks, Hobart High School is fortunate to have two nationally certified and state-licensed athletic trainers on staff to meet the needs of those injured athletes. The athletic training staff will attend to all school-sponsored athletic-related injuries in a quick and professional manner.
The Certified Athletic Trainer is a highly educated and skilled professional specializing in athletic health care. In cooperation with physicians and other allied health personnel, the athletic trainer functions as an integral member of the athletic health care team. Furthermore, the certified athletic trainer will be the first person to take care of the injured athlete.
Certified athletic trainers have, at minimum, a bachelor's degree, usually in athletic training. The typical coursework for athletic trainers consists of human anatomy, human physiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition, phycology/counseling, and emergency medical techniques. Other classes include evaluation and assessment of injuries, treatment procedures for injuries, and rehabilitation of injuries. Certified athletic trainers also participate in extensive clinical affiliations with various athletic teams.
Upon completion of an approved athletic training curriculum, the candidate must sit for a national examination, which consists of three parts. The exam consists of a written portion with multiple-choice questions, a practical section that evaluates the skill components of athletic training, and a written simulation test consisting of athletic training-related situations. Once all three parts are passed, the candidate may call himself or herself a Certified Athletic Trainer.
All athletic trainers at Hobart High School are licensed by the state of Indiana and are in accordance with the Indiana Code 25-5.1 Athletic Trainers licensure Act of 1998.
Athletic Training Staff
Contact - (219) 942-8521 ext. 8146
Mark Leto, MAE, LAT, ATC
Mark is a Hobart graduate who attended Ball State University for his undergraduate and master's degrees. He interned with the Indianapolis Colts for three seasons and also volunteered at the Olympic Training facility in Colorado Springs. Mark was inducted into the Ball State Ring of Honor. He has mentored many students who have pursued degrees in the medical field. He currently teaches the fundamentals of sports medicine and health education. He also serves as a medical observer for Division 1 Athletics.
Rhylee Beshears, MAT, LAT, ATC, CKTP
Rhylee is a graduate of Hobart High School. She furthered her education at Trine University, where she played volleyball and earned a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. Rhylee earned her master's in Athletic Training at Manchester University where she had various clinical opportunities, including a D1 college and various high school settings. Rhylee is currently teaching health and physical education.