Athletic Training

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Meet Our Team

UF RecSports is proud to provide certified athletic trainers available for:

  • Athletic Training services for Sport Club athletes
  • On-site athletic training for Intramural Sports and Sport Club home events
  • By request, Athletic Trainers accompany high-risk Sport Clubs at away events

What is Athletic Training?

Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, and therapeutic rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. They are required to attain and maintain both a certification and a license in the state in which they work.

Sport Clubs and Athletic Training

Sport Club athletes have the ability to schedule appointments to be evaluated by an athletic trainer. Initial evaluations are typically scheduled for one hour time slots in order to provide adequate time for the diagnosis and potential start of a therapeutic rehabilitation program. Athletes needing more than one treatment session will be scheduled for additional 30 minute time slots according to the rehabilitation plan created by the athletic trainers.

Athletic trainers provide home event coverage for all sport clubs deemed high risk (Rugby, Soccer, Lacrosse, Ice Hockey, Wrestling, Competitive Cheerleading, Ultimate Frisbee tournaments containing more than five teams). Moderate and low risk sport clubs have the ability to request ATs for large tournaments or events. Club presidents can do this by contacting their liaison. Based upon the events scheduled for the date of the event, the athletic training staff will decide if the availability allows for coverage to be provided. The ATs are unable to cover practices due to providing coverage to intramural sports throughout the week.

If an athlete suffers an injury at practice, a competitive sports supervisor should be contacted. In the case of a severe emergency, 911 should be called.

Cancellation/No-Show Policy

  1. Appointments canceled BEFORE 1p.m. the day before scheduled appointment may be rescheduled, free of charge, within 30 days of the original appointment.
  2. Appointments canceled AFTER 1p.m. the day before scheduled appointment will be assessed a $20 charge. Appointment may be rescheduled within 30 days of the original appointment.
  3. Tardiness (less than 15 minutes) to a session will result in shorter Athletic Training appointments. At or after 15 minutes, the appointment would be considered a no-show and assessed a $20 cancellation/no show charge.
  4. After two cancellations made after 1 p.m. the day before scheduled appointment and/or no-shows in the same semester, patients will not be allowed to schedule appointments for 30 days.

Clinic Hours

  • School Year, Monday-Friday : 1:00 P.M.- 5:30 P.M.
  • Summer Hours, Monday - Thursday : 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Athletic Training Office

Southwest Recreation Center (inside the Training Center)
3150 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611