Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Exercise and Sports Science Certified Athletic Trainer (NATABOC) Licence Athletic Trainer (Texas) EMT
Ms. Misty Hood
Ms. Hood recieved her B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science and a minor in Sports Medicine from Phillps University in Enid, OK. Hood was the last graduating class from PU as the school closed. Ms. Hood worked as an athletic trainer for over 16 years, and was named Conference Co-Athletic trainer of the year in 2003-2004 while at Highland Community College where she was the Head Athletic Trainer. In 2005, Hood moved to back to Texas and was the Head Athletic Trainer at Palestine High School and then took the Head Athletic Position at Florence High School in 2012. While at FHS, she recieved her teaching certificate for Health Science Technology. Ms. Hood was ready for a career change in 2016 when she was hired as a health science technology teacher here at Hutto High school. Hood recently passed the EMT National Registry and will be teaching the EMT practicum for seniors in the health science pathway.
Ms. Hood is one of the three HOSA sponsors.
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Exercise and Sports Science
Ms. Misty Hood
Hood graduated from Phillips University in 1998 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise and Sports Science. Phillips University was a springboard for Hood’s career. She began her career as a volunteer intern athletic trainer at the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor where she completed her hours to sit for the NATABOC to become a Certified Athletic Trainer. This job lead to an Internship with Kansas Wesleyan University where she participated in the development of the JRC-AT and was able to work with the USBL Kansas Cagerz professional basketball team.
Hood put her career on hold in 2000, at the request of her grandmother who had Alzheimer’s to return to Texas and take care of her. After the death of her grandmother in April of 2001, she began to find her way back to athletic training and did so by landing a graduate assistant position at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). While at UTEP, she was the primary athletic trainer for the women’s volleyball team and helped in the development of the athletic training students’ policies and procedures manual. She then moved on the following year to try something new, working in a physical therapy clinic that provided athletic training coverage to local high schools. While with PT Pros Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine (PTPPTSM) in Kentucky, she worked in the clinic and provided athletic training coverage to North Laurel High School on a daily basis. PTPPTSM provided athletic training coverage for the NAIA soccer national tournament with Lindsay Wilson College, she was there to provide coverage for the majority of games. She also provided athletic training coverage for Union College at home football games and basketball tournaments that they hosted.
In 2003, Hood was offered the job as Head Athletic Trainer at Highland Community College (HCC) in Highland, KS. Hood was named Co-athletic trainer of the year 2003-2004. A student athletic training program was made more solid and began offering scholarships during her time there. The program grew from 3 students to 14 when she left HCC. Due to Hood’s mother being diagnosed with cancer, she found it important that she move back to Texas to be near her mom. In 2005, she was hired as the Athletic Trainer for Palestine High School (PHS). She wore many hats at PHS besides athletic trainer which included Student Drug Testing Administrator, softball coach and teacher. Again, she got the student athletic training program to take off, which started with just 4 in the program to in the last year of 20 students in the program. While at PHS, she established a relationship with Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC) that allowed the PHS athletic training students to help with TVCC home football games aiding TVCC athletic training staff. It opened the door for several of her students following high school.
In 2012, her mom passed away which increased her desire to move even closer to her family. With a move to Florence High School (FHS) in 2013, Hood became the athletic trainer for her alma mater. She established a student athletic program at FHS, which saw several of her students receive scholarships to several junior colleges. In 2016, an opportunity opened at Hutto High school to teach health science and be the sponsor of the HOSA (Future Health Care Professionals) and begin the first ever EMT program here. Students that graduate from Hutto High School May 2018 will be fully creditianaled EMTs!
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