University of Colorado Colorado Springs Sports Medicine Philosophy Statement
The sports medicine department at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs is dedicated to the evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and preventative care for all of the student-athletes competing at this institution. The primary line of care is provided by five Certified Athletic Trainers on staff, as well as, numerous physicians in the local community.
Who are Certified Athletic Trainers at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs?
Certified Athletic Trainers are allied health care professionals that are nationally certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association. Their role delineation is to prevent, provide emergency care, evaluate, manage and rehabilitate injuries associated with athletic participation. These individuals also serve as administrative personnel in the Sports Medicine Department as well as educating and counseling student-athletes on their current injury status and possible future. This health care professionals work under direction of a board certified medical physician.