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The Liberty University Athletic Training Staff, in conjunction with its Team Physicians, make up the Liberty University Sport Medicine Network, which works toward the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.
The Athletic Training Staff includes ten full-time Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) and six graduate assistants who work out of six functional athletic training rooms. This allows Liberty University's Sports Medicine Network to provide optimal medical care for the University’s athletic medical needs. The capstone of the Sports Medicine facilities is the 3,200 square foot Football Training Room located in the Football Operation Center. This facility includes two plunge pools, a Hydroworks underwater treadmill and a doctor’s exam room.
Five additional facilities are at the disposal of the Athletic Training Staff. The Field House at Williams Stadium, located at the south end of the football complex, houses the Williams Stadium Training Room which focuses on the treatment the Men’s soccer along with Women’s Soccer and Softball. The Field Hockey and Lacrosse Training Room cares for the needs of both Lacrosse and Field Hockey. The Indoor Track Athletic Training Room, dedicated to caring for Men’s and Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country is located at the north end of the Tolsma Indoor Track Center in North Campus. The Vines Center Athletic Training Room, located adjacent to the locker rooms, is utilized by the Men's and Women's Basketball teams as well as the Volleyball and Cheerleading team. The final training room is located in the Crowder-Muckel Fieldhouse neighboring Worthington Stadium and it is attentive to the needs of the Baseball team.
In conjunction with services available through Team Physicians at University Health Services, the Liberty University Athletic Training staff utilizes two hospitals, Lynchburg General Hospital and Virginia Baptist, for any emergency or general medical needs. Liberty is also fortunate to have team orthopeadic services from Central Virginia Orthopaedics along with assistance and consultation from Rehab Associates of Central Virginia. The Liberty team physicians and physical therapists visit campus weekly helping to ensure superior medical care.
Focusing on the overall well-being and health of the Student Athlete, along with the personnel and services available, The Liberty University Athletic Training staff continues to implement new techniques and ideas to offer the best possible medical attention to its athletes.
Liberty University currently offers a major in athletic training which was CAATE accredited in April 2004. On average there are 40-50 athletic training students in the program. A majority of these graduating seniors go on to successfully complete the national certification exam, while others opt to pursue careers in other related medical fields. For more information on the Athletic Training Educational Program at Liberty University, please click here.