Athletic Training is the prevention, evaluation, treatment, management and rehabilitation of athletic related injuries and illnesses by an AMA (American Medical Association) certified health care professional. The Recreation and Wellness Center offers free athletic training to students.
An athletic trainer is directly responsible for all phases of healthcare in an athletic environment. It includes prevention of injuries, providing initial first aid, injury management and evaluation. It also provides designing and supervising a timely effective program of rehabilitation that can facilitate safe and expeditious return of an athlete to activity.
If you are interested in meeting with an athletic trainer during open clinic hours, all you need to do is come to the RWC Athletic Training Room (1st floor) between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm Mon. - Fri.
During open clinic hours, UCF students are welcome to meet one-on-one with an athletic trainer to have an injury evaluated. Should the injury require rehabilitation, the athletic trainer will prescribe a home exercise program for the student. These programs will be customized for each individual's needs, and may consist of range of motion exercises and or resistance band exercises.
If a Certified Athletic Trainer advises a participant to see a physician based on their injury, the participant will not be allowed to return to activity until they have provided written clearance from a physician.
Participation in Recreation and Wellness Center programs is completely voluntary. Individuals participate at their own risk and assume responsibility for their own health and safety. The University of Central Florida and the Recreation and Wellness Center are not liable for injuries sustained during participation in a Recreation and Wellness Center sponsored activity. It is strongly recommended that all participants consult a physician and/or have a physical exam prior to participation. The University of Central Florida does not provide personal accident/health insurance. Therefore, participants are urged to secure their own insurance. You may suffer physical and/or mental injury from participating in these activities.