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Sports Medicine

 


Barton Community College's Sports Medicine Department directs the health care delivery system used for all Cougar student-athletes. Two nationally certified and Kansas licensed athletic trainers, along with a staff of student athletic trainers, provides athletic training services to each Cougar team.

What is Sports Medicine?
The art and science of sports medicine refers to the application of scientific and medical aspects indicated for the physically active. The practice of sports medicine includes Sports medicine (the prevention, recognition, evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of injuries sustained from physical activity); Research (the discovery of new or improved techniques -- physical, biochemical, biomechanical, and behavioral); and Enhancement of participation performance (using nutrition, conditioning, biofeedback, psychology, massage, etc. to improve the capacity for improved performance.).

Who are Athletic Trainers?
Athletic Trainers are highly skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of athletes, clients, and patients in any physical setting. This includes the provision of preventive services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers are not to be confused with personal fitness trainers.

MISSION STATEMENT
Our mission is to provide quality sports medicine services by using current and scientifically sound athletic training skills and services to each of Barton’s student-athletes, regardless of the sport or personal team standing; and to provide appropriate educational and social opportunities and athletic training experiences for the student pursuing a career in athletic training or other field of interest.

VISION STATEMENT
We will be a premier Sports Medicine Department recognized for its athletic training staff, athletic training facilities, student-athlete health care services, and academically successful student athletic trainers.