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The goal of the Georgia athletic training staff is two-fold: the prevention and care of injuries.

Prevention is accomplished through pre-participation physical exams, preventative maintenance rehabilitation programs, taping, bracing, padding and education. When injuries do occur, the athletic training staff's responsibility is to evaluate, diagnose and provide proper care.

The athletic training rooms includes some of the best equipment in the nation. Georgia also is blessed with dedicated physicians in various specialties.

The University of Georgia Sports Medicine Program shall provide injury prevention, care, rehabilitation services and athlete education of recognized excellence to each and every student-athlete. The University of Georgia Sports Medicine Program is committed to becoming the leader in sports medicine services in the country.

The University of Georgia Sports Medicine Program delivers traditional athletic training and sports medicine services to the student-athletes at the University of Georgia. The services to be delivered can be broken down into five domains:

  1. Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  2. Recognition, Evaluation, and Immediate Care of Athletic Injuries
  3. Rehabilitation and Reconditioning of Athletic Injuries
  4. Health Care Administration
  5. Professional Development and Responsibility

We are committed to using whatever technology is available and affordable in the delivery of these services. We will remain committed to the continuous upgrading of the education, clinical skill development, and equipment used in the delivery of sports medicine services so that our student-athletes will be assured of the most modern care available in the country.

The purpose of the sports medicine program is four-fold:

  1. Allow easy access to sports medicine services to student-athlete.
  2. Encourage a philosophy of sport that places a high value on health and wellness.
  3. Enable injured student-athletes to return to their sports as soon as is medically safe.
  4. Substantially reduce the risk of athletic injury for those student-athletes in our service.

The underlying philosophy for the sports medicine program is that the needs of the student-athlete shall always be the first consideration for all members of the sports medicine staff. We are committed to ongoing evaluation of our sports medicine program so that our student-athlete can be assured of the highest quality in sports medicine care. Furthermore, we are committed to addressing problems and concerns in a timely manner so that needs of our student-athletes and employees can continue to be met.

Finally, the University of Georgia Sports Medicine program aspires to be a program of recognized excellence. It is our intention to support the program with human and financial resources necessary to accomplish the shared goals of the program. It is our desire to establish the University of Georgia as the most outstanding provider for the delivery of sports medicine services in the nation.

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