The purpose of California Lutheran University’s (CLU) Sports Medicine program is to oversee the health and well-being of its student-athletes. The program is comprised of Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC), team orthopedic physicians, and our on-campus Health Center.
Along with the treatment and care of our athletes, the Sports Medicine program is designed to give our Exercise Science students an opportunity to gain “hands-on” experience. This experience will assist them in attaining the clinical proficiencies needed to apply for graduate programs in Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Physicians’ Assistant, Nursing, and other health care professions.
CLU's Sports Medicine team's Professional Standards of Care:
- Taping and wrapping
- Pre-practice or game modalities (heat, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and laser therapy)
- Hydration control of teams
- Initial (on-field) Care of injuries
- Emergency protocols for each venue and every possible injury
- Evaluate and manage injuries
- Design and implement rehabilitation protocols for injuries
- Create a safe environment for regaining strength, proprioception, flexibility, and agility after an injury.
- Implement safe return-to-activity protocols