University of Dubuque

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University of Dubuque Athletic Training

Athletic Training

Vision

The Athletic Training Program at the University of Dubuque shall provide injury prevention, care, and rehabilitation services of recognized excellence to the student athletes with in the Athletics Department. The Athletic Training Program is committed to provide the best possible quality care that reflects the philosophical excellence of the university.

Mission

The Athletic Training Program’s primary mission at the University of Dubuque is to provide quality medical care to the student athletes within the Athletic Department. The services to be delivered can be broken down into three primary types: injury prevention, management of athletic injuries, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. We are committed to using whatever technology is available and affordable in the delivery of these services. We will remain committed to the continuous upgrade of the equipment used in the delivery of sports medicine services so our athletes can be assured of the most modern care available.

We intend to fulfill our mission statement by:

-- Creating a comfortable caring environment within the athletic training facility.

-- Assuring that each physician, staff member, and student athletic trainer maintains a pleasant, caring, and professional attitude consistent with the National Athletic Trainers Association Code of Professional Practice.

-- Maintaining and operating our athletic training facility in an organized and efficient manner.

-- Assuring that our emergency procedures are safe, efficient, and expedient.

-- Assuring that each athlete is carefully counseled regarding their injury or illness and options are explained when appropriate.

-- Philosophically providing all athletes with the opportunity to see a physician if he or she makes this request to a certified staff member.

-- Insuring that student athletic trainers are properly trained and knowledgeable regarding basic care and treatment of injuries.

-- Insuring that each athlete has the best possible opportunity to participate in intercollegiate athletics in a physically healthy environment.

The underlying philosophy for this program, is that the medical needs of the student athlete shall always be the first consideration for all members of our staff. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association Code of Ethics states the principles of ethical behavior should be followed in the practice of athletic training.  It is intended to establish and maintain high standards and professionalism for the athletic training profession.

The principles do not cover every situation encountered by the practicing athletic trainer, but are representative of the spirit with which athletic trainers should make decisions.  The principles are written generally; the circumstances of a situation will determine the interpretation and application of a given principle and of the Code as a whole.  When a conflict exists between the Code and the law, the law prevails.

The training room rules are as follows:

SIGN IN FOR TREATMENT
NO CLEATS OR SPIKES IN THE TRAINING ROOM
ALL GAME AND PERSONAL EQUIPMENT/BELONGINGS ARE TO BE KEPT OUTSIDE
KEEP SHOES OFF THE TREATMENT TABLES
NO TOBACCO
NO PROFANITY
NO ROUGH HOUSING
SHOWER BEFORE TREATMENT
NO EATING IN THE TREATMENT AREA(S)

 

All training room equipment is signed out by the student-athlete and will be billed to the athlete if not returned at the end of the season. 

Facilities:

Visiting Athletic Trainers - On behalf of the University of Dubuque Athletic Department, we would like to welcome you and your team to the Dubuque area.  In order to make your visit run as smoothly as possible, we want to provide you with some general information and a list of phone numbers that may be of use to you and your staff.