Ron Courson
Ron  Courson

Position:
Director of Sports Medicine

07/07/2016

Southern To Host SWAC-SEC Emergency Prep Course

Southern To Host SWAC-SEC Emergency Prep Course

04/29/2016

Ron Courson To Address Knight Commission

Ron Courson To Address Knight Commission

12/30/2015

`Chickenhawk' Is Living His Dream

`Chickenhawk' Is Living His Dream

02/23/2015

NCAA Executive Discussed Health Of Student-Athletes In Open Forum

NCAA Executive Discussed Health Of Student-Athletes In Open Forum

09/18/2014

Courson Receives Tim Kerin Award

Courson Receives Tim Kerin Award

Ron Courson, ATC, PT, NREMT-I, CSCS
rcourson@sports.uga.edu

Ron Courson has served as Director of Sports Medicine with the University of Georgia Athletic Association since 1995. He previously served as Director of Rehabilitation at the University of Alabama from 1991-1995 and Director of Rehabilitation with Samford University from 1989-1991. Courson received his undergraduate degree in education/physical education from Samford University, performed two years of graduate work at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, and graduated with honors from the Medical College of Georgia with a degree in physical therapy. Courson is a national registered emergency medical technician-intermediate as well as a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Courson has been involved in many athletic training activities including work as an athletic trainer with the U.S. Olympic Team at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea; 1990 Goodwill Games; 1987 World University Games, 1987 Pan American Games and the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain. He served as the chief athletic trainer for the 1996 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials as well as the chief athletic trainer for track and field for the Atlanta Committee for the 1996 Olympic Games (ACOG).

Ron is active in his profession, having served as the president of the SEC Sports Medicine Committee, chairman of the College and University Athletic Trainers' Committee of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and as a member of the NCAA Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports committee. He is a past medical liaison to the American Football Coaches Association and serves currently on the NFL Health and Safety Committee and the USA Football Medical Advisory Board. During his tenure at Alabama, he served as president of the Alabama Athletic Trainers Association and chairman of the Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers. Ron received the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award in 2005 from the National Athletic Trainers' Association and was inducted into the Southeast Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame in 2011.

Ron serves as an adjunct instructor in the department of kinesiology at the University of Georgia, teaching in the nationally accredited athletic training education program. He serves as a clinical instructor teaching student physical therapists from the Medical College of Georgia and other physical therapy schools. He is active in research and education in the field of sports medicine, having authored a textbook, "Athletic Training Emergency Care", a number of professional papers and text chapters and presents frequently at regional and national sports medicine meetings.

Ron is married to the former Eileen O'Connell of Waycross, Georgia. Ron and Eileen have four children, John, Anna, Luke, and Will.

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    Saturday, Aug 15
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    Sunday, Mar 5
    2:00 PM
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    at Zone B Diving Championships
    Auburn, Ala.
    Tuesday, Mar 7
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    Orlando, Fla.
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    2:00 PM
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    Friday, Mar 10
    7:00 PM
    at Alabama
    Tuscaloosa, Ala.
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    vs SEC Tournament
    Nashville, Tenn.
    Saturday, Mar 11
    1:00 PM
    vs Rider
    Athens, Ga.
    Saturday, Mar 11
    12:30 PM
    vs Delaware State
    Orlando, Fla.
    Saturday, Mar 11
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    at UCF
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    4:00 PM
    vs Utah
    Athens, Ga.
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    at NCAA Indoor Championships
    College Station, Texas
    Sunday, Mar 12
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    vs SEC Tournament
    Nashville, Tenn.
    Sunday, Mar 12
    1:00 PM
    vs Rider
    Athens, Ga.
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    Sunday, Mar 12
    1:00 PM
    vs Arkansas
    Athens, Ga.
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    2:00 PM
    at Auburn
    Auburn, Ala.
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    Brentwood Country Club (Los Angeles, Calif.)
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    Athens, Ga.
    Tuesday, Mar 14
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    Athens, Ga.
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    Brentwood Country Club (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    Wednesday, Mar 15
    6:00 PM
    vs Presbyterian
    Athens, Ga.
    TV
    Wednesday, Mar 15
    6:00 PM
    at NCAA Womens Swimming and Diving Championships finals
    Indianapolis, Ind.

    Thursday, Mar 16
    10:00 AM
    at NCAA Womens Swimming and Diving Championships prelims
    Indianapolis, Ind.
    Thursday, Mar 16
    6:00 PM
    at NCAA Womens Swimming and Diving Championships finals
    Indianapolis, Ind.
    Friday, Mar 17
    10:00 AM
    at NCAA Womens Swimming and Diving Championships prelims
    Indianapolis, Ind.
    Friday, Mar 17
    3:00 PM
    vs Wake Forest
    Athens, Ga.
    Friday, Mar 17
    5:00 PM
    at Florida
    Gainesville, Fla.
    Friday, Mar 17
    6:00 PM
    at NCAA Womens Swimming and Diving Championships finals
    Indianapolis, Ind.
    Friday, Mar 17
    All Day
    at Yellow Jacket Invitational
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Saturday, Mar 18
    10:00 AM
    at NCAA Womens Swimming and Diving Championships prelims
    Indianapolis, Ind.
    Saturday, Mar 18
    2:00 PM
    vs SEC Championships - Session I
    Jacksonville, Fla.
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    Saturday, Mar 18
    6:00 PM
    at NCAA Womens Swimming and Diving Championships finals
    Indianapolis, Ind.
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    6:00 PM
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    Jacksonville, Fla.
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    Atlanta, Ga.
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    1:00 PM
    at Tennessee
    Knoxville, Tenn.
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    Columbia, S.C.
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    Greensboro, Ga.
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    6:00 PM
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    vs Ole Miss
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    Auburn, Ala.
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    5:00 PM
    vs Alabama
    Athens, Ga.
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    1:00 PM
    vs Mississippi State
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    at Mississippi State
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    12:00 PM
    at Tennessee
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    at Auburn
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    Augusta, Ga.
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    Augusta, Ga.
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    Athens, Ga.
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    7:00 PM
    at Arkansas
    Fayetteville, Ark.
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    UGA Golf Course (Athens, Ga.)
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    Athens, Ga.
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    UGA Golf Course (Athens, Ga.)
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    TBA
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    Waco, Texas
    Friday, Apr 14
    1:00 PM
    vs NCAA Semifinals Session I
    St. Louis, Mo.
    TV
    Friday, Apr 14
    8:00 PM
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    St. Louis, Mo.
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    Saturday, Apr 15
    9:00 PM
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    St. Louis, Mo.
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    Friday, Apr 21
    All Day
    vs SEC Championship
    St. Simons Island, Ga.
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    vs SEC Championship
    St. Simons Island, Ga.
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    vs SEC Championship
    St. Simons Island, Ga.
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