Beau Kinnaird, MEd, AT, CSCS - Southwest General Health / Berea-Midpark HS
It’s been 17 years since Beau Kinnaird started his work as an athletic trainer with the Berea-Midpark sports teams, where he’s been responsible for everything from injury prevention, athlete rehabilitation and conditioning program development. Beau is employed by Southwest General Health Center of Middleburg Heights and earned his BA from Morehead State University and his MEd from Northern Kentucky University.
Beau is certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and holds membership with the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association (OATA) and the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association.
Healthy Roster Director of Customer Success Rob Mottice is impressed with Beau’s adoption of the Healthy Roster platform:
"We got Beau up and running within a day or two so he could use Healthy Roster at a Wrestling Tournament. How quickly and easily he was able to learn the program and watch it work is a testament not only to Healthy Roster's ease of use and flexibility, but Beau’s dedication to the safety of his athletes.”
To hear from Beau himself about his experiences in the athletic training field, check out his responses below:
Why did you become an Athletic Trainer?
That's all on Eric Fisher, and my willing to stay involved in athletics.
Without sharing any PHI of course, what is your most memorable moment as an Athletic Trainer?
It’s not about the games or championships, more along the lines of watching kids grow. I do not have a memorable moment as an athletic trainer that stands out more than having a student-athlete return and be grateful for your time and attention.
What advice would you give others, either in the profession or considering becoming an Athletic Trainer?
Be passionate about your profession, patient with your clientele and understanding of your peers.
What do you feel people outside of your profession should know about Athletic Trainers?
Usually we are the voice of reason, trying to make educated decisions that are for the benefit of the student-athlete.
What is the key to being successful in Athletic Training?
Be passionate, be willing to give more than you take, and if you sleep well at night, you've done the right things.