McCallie's athletic trainers work tirelessly each day to help our students reach their full athletic potential. The Sports Medicine staff works on injury prevention, care, and rehabilitation with students to ensure the safety of all athletic participants.
The Sports Medicine Program is committed to providing the best possible quality care to assure a positive, healthy, recovery experience, an improved quality of life, a safe return to full athletic participation, and continued athletic success that reflects the philosophical excellence of McCallie.
The mission of the McCallie Sports Medicine program is to provide the highest quality healthcare available to our students, visiting athletic teams, faculty, and community members in a professional, efficient, compassionate, and service-oriented manner. Should an injury or illness occur, it is our mission to recognize and refer the student to the appropriate medical care returning them to competition as quickly and safely as possible.
We are committed to using whatever technology is available and affordable in the delivery of these services. We will remain committed to the continuous upgrading of the education, clinical skill development, and equipment used in the delivery of sports medicine services so that our student-athletes will be assured of the most modern care available in the country.
The purpose of the Sports Medicine Program is four-fold. First, we hope to allow easy access to sports medicine services to students. Second, we hope to encourage a philosophy of sport that places a high value of health and wellness. Third, we hope to enable injured student-athletes to return to their sports as soon as medically safe. Finally, we strive to substantially reduce the risk of athletic injury for those student-athletes in our service.
The underlying philosophy for the Sports Medicine Program is that the needs of the student shall always be the first consideration for all members of the Sports Medicine staff. Furthermore, we expect the athletic trainers who will be providing these services to maintain the highest standards of quality consistent with the National Athletic Trainers Association Code of Professional Practice and the credentialing statutes of the State of Tennessee.
We are committed to ongoing evaluation of our Sports Medicine Program so that our student-athletes can be assured of the highest quality in sports medicine care. Furthermore, we are committed to addressing problems and concerns in a timely manner so the needs of our student-athletes and employees can continue to be met.
Finally, the McCallie School Sports Medicine Program aspires to be a program of recognized excellence. It is our intention to support the program with human and financial resources necessary to accomplish the stated goals of the program. It is our desire to establish the McCallie School as the most outstanding provider for the delivery of sports medicine in the nation.
What is athletic training?
Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied health care profession.
Who are athletic trainers?
Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by state licensure statutes.
Athletic trainers are sometimes confused with personal trainers. There is, however, a large difference in the education, skill set, job duties and patients of an athletic trainer and a personal trainer. The athletic training academic curriculum and clinical training follows the medical model. Athletic trainers must graduate from an accredited baccalaureate or master’s program.
Information courtesy of the National Athletic Trainers' Association.
Athletic Training Room Hours
The McCallie Athletic Training Room is located on the first floor of the Student Activity Center and is open Monday – Friday from 7:15 a.m.- 9 a.m., 2 p.m. until the completion of practices and/or competitions. Weekend times will be determined by the athletic competition schedule. Each student-athlete is encouraged to arrange appointments with the athletic trainers by email, phone, or in person for all treatments and other medical services. Arrangements can be made for special treatment times to accommodate the student-athlete’s schedule. Hours are subject to change.