Sports Medicine Information


 What is athletic training?

Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied health care profession.

Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by state licensure statutes.


Professional Education

Professional athletic training education uses a competency-based approach in both the classroom and clinical settings. Using a medical-based education model, athletic trainers are educated to provide comprehensive patient care in five domains of clinical practice: prevention; clinical evaluation and diagnosis; immediate and emergency care; treatment and rehabilitation; and organization and professional health and well-being. Athletic trainers receive formal instruction in the following specific subject matter areas:

  • Evidence-based practice
  • Prevention and health promotion
  • Clinical examination and diagnosis
  • Acute care of injury and illness
  • Therapeutic interventions
  • Psychosocial strategies and referral
  • Health care administration
  • Professional development and responsibility




Visiting Team Information

These supplies are provided for teams visiting the follow facilities:

·         Gym: Water, cups, injury ice bags, and first aid supplies are available during games. 

·         Ballfield Complex: Drinking fountains in dugouts, injury ice bags, and first aid supplies are available during games.


Athletic Training Services Provided:

·         Emergency injury evaluation and management  

 ·  Wound care management

·        *       Taping: Visiting teams MUST provide their own taping supplies.

o   All taping is done in room P120 attached to the Gym on the main campus

o   An athletic trainer is available for taping 1.5 hours prior to volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball

o   An athletic trainer is available for taping 1 hour prior to softball and baseball


·         Modalities provided: Ice bags

·         Modalities available with a written treatment protocol from a certified athletic trainer or physician (no exception): Heat packs and ultrasound.


Local Facilities:

·         Lawnwood Regional Medical Center

Level II Trauma Center

1700 S 23rd Street

Fort Pierce, FL 34950

(772) 461-4000


·         Fort Pierce Family Urgent Care

3851 Virginia Avenue

Fort Pierce, FL 34981

(772) 882-4919

Hours: 8 am - 8 pm


·         CareNow Urgent Care

5550 S US Hwy 1

Fort Pierce, FL 34982

(772) 460-9227

Hours: M-F 8 am – 8 pm; Sat & Sun 8 am – 5 pm