Mission Statement

The Athletic Training program is charged with the responsibility for all matters that pertain to the health and welfare of UAB athletes. Athlete has been defined in its broadest sense to encompass any student participating in a UAB athletic department sponsored athletic activity. This program shall be responsible for directing the total health needs of the intercollegiate athlete.

UAB's Athletic Training program delivers traditional athletic training and sports medicine services to all UAB athletes participating in varsity level athletics sanctioned by the NCAA. Services to be delivered will fall under the following domains: (a) prevention of athletic injuries, (b) evaluation and treatment of athletic injuries, (c) rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletic injuries, (d) documentation of athletic injuries and rehabilitation, and (e) continuing education of athletic training staff members.

Predisposing factors to injury will be addressed through preventative exercise programs and prophylactic taping, bracing, and padding in order to prevent athletic injuries. Athletic injuries and illnesses will be recognized and evaluated by the most appropriate athletic training staff member in order for an appropriate course of action to be initiated promptly. Rehabilitation will be performed under the direction of the team physician, with on going evaluation of the athlete's progress throughout the various stages of the rehabilitation process. Documentation of injury status, rehabilitation, and communication with the attending team physician will be maintained.

Operational policies and procedures will be developed to establish and maintain appropriate standards of care. The athletic training staff will remain up to date with current standards of practice, including current evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation protocols in conjunction with the ongoing research conducted by the National Athletic Trainer's Association. We will remain committed to the continuous improvement of the education, clinical skill development, and equipment used in the delivery of these services. This mission will be upheld to assure UAB's athletes the most modern care in the country.

About UAB Athletic Training
Seven full time staff athletic trainers and six full time graduate assistant athletic trainers make up the athletic training department. The athletic training department is responsible for 17 NCAA Division 1 teams.

UAB athletic training is housed in the Wallace Physical Education Building across the street from Bartow Arena. It is well equipped with a hydrotherapy room, large rehabilitative area and treatment area.

Main Athletic Training Room

Bartow Arena Athletic Training Room

UAB Health Care System possesses some of the best physicians worldwide. This provides a excellent opportunity for the student athlete and staff to work with a number of specialists in the health care arena right here on campus

UAB Athletic Training Staff
Check out staff biographies and get information on the staff that makes up UAB athletic training

UAB Athletic Training Graduate Assistantships
Graduate assistant positions begin each year from June-August 1st. Positions are a two year commitment, renewable after the first year. An out of state tuition waiver is offered as well as a monthly stipend. Graduate assistants work with football, volleyball and sand volleyball, track and field, cross country, men's and women's tennis, baseball, women's basketball, and men's and women's golf.

Visiting Athletic Trainer Guide
Click here for further information on the medical staff, medical facilities, athletic facilities and services we provide to visiting teams.

Sports Nutrition

Alumni Information
UAB Athletic Training Alumni Directory

Important Links

Forms for Athletes

What is an Athletic Trainer?

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