University Recreation

Athletic Training services now available for students

Sports-related injury? Stop by the ATR!

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UREC Athletic Training

UREC now offers student participants drop-in Athletic Training services for sports related injuries!

The UREC Athletic Training Room is located on the second floor of UREC to the right when you’re walking up the main stairs, next to the Wellness Center. The Athletic Trainers (Scott, Meghan, Nicole, and Shana) offer treatment and prevention of injuries to all JMU students. There is no fee for meeting with a UREC Athletic Trainer. Walk-in appointments are welcomed to accommodate varying and busy schedules. Students' sports injuries do not need to occur at UREC nor must they be a Sport Club participant to visit the Athletic Training Room. 

More specifically, the Trainers at UREC are ATC’s (Athletic Trainer Certified) who can help evaluate and identify injuries, provide acute care, and educate students on next steps to care for their sports injuries. Trainers will also be on-site for specific high-risk Sport Club practices, games, and tournaments. 

This service is provided in partnership with Sentara RMH

Tips from theTrainers

As happy as our Athletic Trainers are to help you after an injury, they also like to offer tips so JMU students can steer clear of injuries in the first place! Scott Powers, one of the certified trainers, emphasizes that the “first priority is safe participation. We’re here to provide education and promote safe progress.” On this note, the trainers suggest that athletes (anyone who exercises and breaks a sweat) keep the following habits in mind:

    • Start workouts out slow, gradually building mileage or weight as you warm-up
    • Stretch before physical activity
    • Be mindful of good nutrition, focusing on eating well and staying hydrated
    • Know your limits
    • Perform exercises in moderation and try your best to mix up your workouts

Questions? Contact the Associate Director for UREC Services.

This article was written by Caroline Henry and Kristin Gibson.

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Published: Thursday, July 6, 2017

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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