Athletic Medicine at the University of Nebraska is dedicated to providing all student-athletes in the department with the highest level of health care. The care given by the Nebraska Athletic Medicine staff goes well beyond the daily medical concerns that every Division I program has regarding injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. The total health care of the individual is the goal of the Nebraska program. The staff continues to identify and assist in the treatment of the student-athlete at risk for overwhelming stress, career threatening injury, eating disorders, psychological disorders and other medical problems.
For more information call Athletic Medicine at (402) 472-2433 or send us e-mail.
What you probably don't know about certified athletic trainers
What is an Athletic Trainer?
The certified athletic trainer (ATC) is a highly educated and skilled professional specializing in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries. In cooperation with physicians and other allied health personnel, the ATC functions as an integral member of the athletic healthcare team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, sports medicine clinics, professional sports programs, industrial settings and other healthcare environments.
ATCs aren't just for marquee athletes
It's incorrect to call them "trainers"
They are allied health professionals
Most states require certification to practice athletic training
It's not an overwhelmingly male profession
According to 1999 statistics, 46 percent are female.