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 TRAINING
Duquesne University Athletic Training is committed to providing comprehensive medical care, personalized attention and injury prevention services to all Duquesne University student athletes.
Since 1990, the Duquesne athletic training staff has grown from a "one man show" to a comprehensive sports medicine team. Under the oversight of the Director of Sports Medicine Services, Melissa Ebig, MS, ATC, LAT, the certified athletic training staff has grown to 7 full-time members including Ebig, David Douglas, MEd, ATC, LAT, Vic Bauer, MS, ATC, LAT, Joe Gatti, MS, ATC, LAT, Jennifer McKenzie, MS, ATC, LAT, Debbie Moore, MS, ATC, LAT and Nate Iorio, MS, ATC, LAT.
Through it's affiliation with the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine, team physicians who specialize in sports medicine are provided. The team is headed by orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Harner and primary care/sports medicine physician, Dr. Eric Anish. In addition to these outstanding physicians, our athletes have access to over 50 specialists and consultants throughout the Pittsburgh area.
In addition to the professional medical staff, an enthusiastic group of athletic training students work with the full-time staff as part of their educational experiences and clinical requirements of their academic program. The athletic training students are enrolled in the CAATE accredited athletic training curriculum program in the Rangos School of Health Sciences.