Jim has been a Certified Athletic Trainer for over 50 years, licensed in Florida and has worked within the collegiate, professional and high school / clinical settings.

As one of the founding members of the Athletic Trainers Association of Florida, Inc.. he has volunteered in various leadership positions at the state, regional and national level. He has been recognized with numerous honors by his professional organizations.
Jim has a variety of experience in organizing and directing the medical services for many large athletic events. Jim has served as an administrative consultant and education coordinator for the Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program. He was supportive in helping develop Project 17, a program to place certified athletic trainers in the 17 Duval County public high schools.
Jim is an instructor for the American Heart Association in CPR / AED / First Aid at the Heartsaver, BLS and Blood Borne Pathogens as well as Stop the Bleed.
An active community volunteer also serves as Chapter Director for HOPE worldwide / Jacksonville, an international non-profit organization which serves the needs of the poor, marginalized, and disaster relief.

Our Mission is to provide Certified Athletic Trainers and resources for educational purposes, healthcare consultation and athletic event coverage for injury assessment, management, triage, treatment, rehabilitation & medical referral.

Value of the Athletic Trainer & Sports Medicine

The Certified Athletic Trainer is a unique healthcare provider who manages several roles and responsibilities in the broad spectrum of Sports Medicine. Certified Athletic trainers are not Personal Trainers and are distinguished by their education and training. They are trained to handle multiple tasks and work with Physicians to make objective and evidence based decisions for exercise progression and return to play.

Certified Athletic Trainers are unique health care providers, highly skilled and educated providers to the athletic and physically active population. Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, healthcare providers who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities.

More than 70 percent of certified athletic trainers hold at least a master’s degree. Athletic Trainers can be found in a variety of emerging work settings including secondary schools, colleges, and universities, professional sports, sports medicine clinics, hospitals, physician offices, the military, occupational workplaces, performing arts, youth sports, recreation and more.

The National Athletic Trainers Association (www.nata.org) represents the more than 30,000 members of the athletic training profession through research and education (www.natafoundation.org). Athletic Trainers are certified through the Board of Certification Inc. (www.bocatc.org) and licensed by the state of Florida. Members of the NATA must agree to abide by the Association’s Code of Ethics. The Board of Certification Inc. requires that all credential holders abide by the Standards of Practice.

Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is an “umbrella term” used to define specialties in preventing, diagnosing, and treating injuries related to participation in sports, physical activity and/or exercise. Sports medicine is difficult to define because it is not a single specialty, but an area that involves a wide variety of health care professionals, researchers, and educators from various disciplines.

The sports medicine “team” can include specialty physicians, surgeons, strength and conditioning coaches, physical therapists, team coaches, certified athletic trainers as well as the athlete. Despite this wide scope, there is a tendency to assume all sport-related issues are musculoskeletal in nature and thus an orthopaedic specialty.

There is much more to sports medicine than just musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment. Illness or injury in sport can be caused by many factors – from environmental to physiological to psychological. Consequently, sports medicine can encompass an array of specialties, including primary care, cardiology, pulmonology, rehabilitation medicine, orthopaedic surgery, nutrition, dentistry, opthalmology, exercise physiology, and biomechanics. We have access to some of the finest Physicians in the area of Sports Medicine.

Providing healthcare, consultation, and best practices

for safe sports


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Athletic Training & Sports Medicine Services, LLC;
Jim Mackie, M.Ed., ATC, LAT

12133 Cheyenne Trail,
Jacksonville, FL 32223;