Our Club Sports Athletic Trainer (CS ATC) is a health care professional who collaborates with physicians to optimize student activity and participation in athletics, work, and life. The practice of athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination and diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of emergent, acute, and chronic neuromusculoskeletal conditions. The CS ATC may refer student-athletes to Boettcher Health Center or other medical facilities for further evaluation, lab tests, or other services when deemed necessary. In these instances, club sports participants must have separate insurance, for they are responsible for all billing related to such services.
Neither student-athletes nor their insurance will be billed to utilize the CS ATC in the athletic training room, for those services are provided free of charge through the Athletics Department. Club sports participants are only eligible for athletic training services through the CS ATC provided by the Athletics Department and are not eligible for services through the Varsity Athletic Training Room.
Athletic training services, as an entity of the Club Sports program, will function to protect the health of, and provide a safe environment for, participating Colorado College (CC) students. The mission of the athletic training services is to prevent, manage, and rehabilitate athletic injuries to ensure return to play is done in a safe and efficient manner.
Colorado College’s Athletics Department assumes no responsibility or liability for any consequences resulting directly or indirectly for any action or inaction chosen based on the information or services provided.
The athletic training room is located on the second floor of the El Pomar Sports Complex in room 220. It is situated in between the Auxiliary Gym and the ice machine.
HOURS OF OPERATION
The athletic training room at CC will be open Monday/Wednesday 2:45 pm – 6:45pm and Tuesday/Thursday from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm, and on Fridays by appointment only, for evening evaluations and treatment appointments. Weekend hours are dependent on club sport teams’ game schedules. The CS ATC will determine hours based on their availability, in the case that extra time is required.
Only full-time, matriculating CC students (undergraduate/graduate) whose name appears on a current club sport roster are eligible to see the CS ATC. Club participants must have completed all pre-season requirements in order to be properly assessed and treated by the CS ATC.
The CS ATC will provide medical coverage for all club home events. Medical coverage will consist of pregame stretching and taping/wrapping, game time injury evaluation, and return to play decision-making, as well as post-game evaluation and treatment.
An ambulance will not be on site for home games. However, Colorado College Emergency Medical Services (CCEMS), a student-run division of Campus Safety, responsible for providing professional emergency medical care to the CC community, will be present. CCEMS typically staffs one to two Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) for all recognized Club Sports home games. All CCEMS EMTs are nationally certified and licensed to practice the State of Colorado. The EMTs are trained to recognize, respond to, and manage a wide variety of medical emergencies and injuries. Overall, CCEMS EMTs are a resource to assist the CS ATC in the treatment of injured players. Unlike ATCs, EMTs are not trained in preventative treatment for athletes, such as taping, stretching, or diagnosis of injuries.