The Sports Medicine Program at the University of California, Davis is committed to a collaborative multidisciplinary team approach utilizing best practices of sports medicine in conjunction with a visionary athletic training staff and a comprehensive provider network. Services include evaluation, recognition, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, providing protective equipment/supplies, assisting with nutritional and psychological concerns, being a site facilitator for the NCAA Drug Testing Program, serving in a liaison position with medical personnel and maintaining appropriate medical records.
The UC Davis sports medicine program prides itself on creativity, innovation, and continuing evolution consistent with medical advancements. The team is comprised of a core group of full-time staff athletic trainers and athletic training fellows, approximately thirty-five student interns, a full-time physician dedicated to Intercollegiate Athletics, as well as over 15 volunteer physicians, representing all areas of sports medicine specialties from primary care to orthopedics. Each health care professional embodies a unique skill set enhanced by continuing education, providing student athletes with excellent service, integrity and respect.
A secondary mission is to provide a unique advanced learning program, with 1:1 mentorship, to further develop young certified athletic trainers into versatile, experienced clinical professionals. It combines exposure to multidisciplinary settings of clinical practice and leadership development training. Athletic training fellows work in collaboration with experienced healthcare providers to ensure optimal growth, both personally and professionally, in a Division I athletics environment.
A tertiary mission is to provide a learning environment for the undergraduate sports medicine student interns. The Sports Medicine Department is dedicated to encouraging the student intern to cultivate an expanded knowledge base and learn hands-on skills that may be applied in any allied health profession, while increasing a greater understanding for the field of sports medicine.