The Calumet College of St. Joseph Athletic Training/Sports Medicine team is committed to delivering the highest quality health care to all of its student-athletes. The services include, but are not limited to: injury prevention, management of athletic injuries, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. The Athletic Training Program will educate the athletes on their injuries to hopefully prevent further injury in the future. Equipment will be used to assist in the rehabilitation of an athletic injury when it is deemed necessary, cost effective, and can be completed in a timely manner. Also, sports medicine physicians who are affiliated with Calumet College of St. Joseph will be used when a second opinion is needed, or further action is necessary. The Athletic Training Program will continue to be on the cutting edge of medicine by the continual education of its staff members in order to utilize the current knowledge, research, and resources in the management of athletic injuries. The Athletic Training Program will continually pursue state of the art and quality Athletic Training facilities, equipment and supplies. It is the goal of the Calumet College of St. Joseph Athletic Training Department to fulfill the overall ethics and mission of Calumet College of St. Joseph.
The Calumet College of St. Joseph Athletic Training Program shall provide prevention, care, rehabilitation and education of athletic injury - of the highest quality - in keeping with the established standards of the profession of Athletic Training to the student-athletes of Calumet College of St. Joseph. CCSJ is committed to becoming a leader in athletic training services among the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference and NAIA colleges and universities.
What is Athletic Training?
Athletic Training is a profession practiced by Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC). ATC's are healthcare professionals who are experts in injury prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation, particularly in the orthopedic and musculoskeletal disciplines. Athletic training has been recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as an allied healthcare profession since 1990. An ATC is educated and skilled in several practice domains including but not limited to:
- Risk management and injury prevention
- Pathology of injuries and illnesses
- Assessment and evaluation
- Acute care of injury and illness
- Therapeutic modalities
- Therapeutic exercise
- General medical conditions and disabilities
- Nutritional aspects of injury and illness
- Psychosocial intervention and referral
- Health care administration
- Professional development and responsibilities
Specific duties of the Certified Athletic Trainer include, but are not limited to:
- Pre-participation physical exam and health history screenings
- Event coverage
- Post-injury care
- Determination of safe return to activity
- Emergency care and immediate on-site medical assistance
- Direct referral to appropriate health care provider
- Providing on-site evaluation and injury care, follow-up treatment, rehabilitation, and safe return to activity
- Coordinating with Physicians:
- Safety inspection of facilities
- Instruction and supervision of staff
- Maintaining accurate records of all injuries and treatments rendered
- Education and guidance of health issues including HIV, drugs and alcohol, eating disorders, etc.
- Consultation regarding development and implementation of conditioning and flexibility programs
For further information please call (219) 473-4208.