Athletic Training Support Services For Student-Athletes
ATHLETIC TRAINING DEPARTMENT GOALS AND PHILOSOPHY
The Duquesne University Athletic Training staff provides athletic training services to the student-athletes of Duquesne University. The athletic training staff is committed to providing the best quality health care for the student athletes. This commitment is achieved through using the most modern techniques, skills, and equipment available and by consistently seeking the best ways to deliver quality and timely health care to our student-athletes.
The services provided by the Athletic Training Staff are divided into six domains established by the National Athletic Trainers' Association. The domains are: 1) illness prevention and wellness protection, 2) clinical evaluation and diagnosis, 3) immediate and emergency care, 4) treatment and rehabilitation, 5) organization and professional health and well-being.
The main goal and philosophy of the Athletic Training staff is to make the health care needs of the student-athletes our first priority. Also, the certified athletic trainers who provide health care will practice with the highest standards of quality consistent with the Code of Ethics established by the National Athletic Trainers' Association. The Duquesne University Athletic Training staff will not tolerate the practice of illegal discrimination on the basis of race, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, social status, financial status, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation.
ABOUT DUQUESNE ATHLETIC TRAININGDuquesne University Sports Medicine is committed to providing comprehensive medical care, personalized attention, injury prevention, and rehabilitative services to all Duquesne University Division I student-athletes.
Under the oversight of the Director of Sports Medicine, Melissa Ebig, MS, ATC, LAT the department has grown to a team of seven full time athletic trainers. Other staff members include Dave Douglas, MEd, ATC, LAT, Vic Bauer, MS, ATC, LAT, Nate Iorio, MS, ATC, LAT, Amy Wyke, MS, ATC, LAT, Joe Gatti, MS, ATC, LAT, and Jen McKenzie, MS, ATC, LAT.
Through its affiliation with UPMC Center for Sports Medicine, physicians who specialize in sports medicine oversee the practice of the athletic training staff. The team of physicians is headed by primary care/sports medicine physician, Dr. Eric Anish. Working with Dr. Anish are orthopedic surgeon Dr. Albert Lin and physical medicine and rehabilitation physician Dr. Stephanie Giammittorio. In addition to these outstanding physicians, our athletes have access to over 50 specialists and consultants throughout the Pittsburgh area.
Also working with the Sports Medicine Staff to enhance the performance of our student-athletes is Dr. Aimee Kimball. Dr. Kimball has a PhD specializing in Sport Psychology and is a Mental Training Consultant for other teams in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area, including professional sports organizations.
All of Duquesne's athletic trainers serve as Approved Clinical Instructors for the CAATE accredited athletic training curriculum program in the Rangos School of Health Sciences. Their athletic training students work with the full time staff as part of their educational experience and clinical requirements of their academic program.