Kanisha Jenkins is joining the Ridge View High School Blazers as the new Head Athletic Trainer and Sports Medicine Teacher! She is originally from Gaston, SC and attended Airport High School. Ms. Jenkins received her Bachelor degree in Exercise Science from the University of South Carolina and recently graduated in May 2020 from the University of South Florida with her Masters of Athletic Training degree.
Ms. Jenkins has been involved in athletics her entire life including cheering on the Carolina Gamecocks during the 2014-2015 season. Her passion for athletics and helping people led her to pursue a career in athletic training. As an athletic trainer her goals are to keep the athletes safe, educate them regarding the importance of physical and mental health, and promote the profession of athletic training!
“Ms. Jenkins comes to Ridge View High School with an incredible about of energy and expertise. We are truly excited to have her on board as we help our student-athletes grow to their next level through sports,” says Brian Rosefield, Ridge View Athletic Director. “We can’t wait to get her started working with our kids and community.”
An athletic trainer is an allied health care professional trained to prevent, diagnose, and treatment orthopedic and general medical injuries. Athletic Trainers are a vital part of the Sports Medicine team.