Conquistador Sports Medicine
Dodge City Community College sports medicine provides for and directs the implementation of health care for all student athletes. One NATABOC/KSBHA certified & licensed athletic trainer on staff initiates athletes’ introduction into the system. A staff of student athletic trainers along with community health care providers including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and physical therapists supplement athletic training services. Athletes may also be seen clinically in the athletic training facility on a weekly basis at no charges to the individual.
The mission of the Dodge City Community College athletic training department is to assure prompt and appropriate health/medical care set to high standards, utilizing sound evidence based knowledge. Each participating student/athlete is to receive these services regardless of sport or season. Further goals are to assure meaningful education to the individual and provide a quality learning experience for both athletes and student trainers with prospective careers in athletic training.
Dodge City Community College sports medicine will be recognized as a quality athletics healthcare program committed to high standards regarding staff, healthcare services, ancillary health services, education, and academic success.
What is Athletic Training?
Athletic training is an American Medical Association (AMA) recognized allied health care profession focused on providing quality health care to all individuals maintaining active lifestyles. This includes athletic, recreationally active, and industrially active people. The certified athletic trainer is a board certified health care professional educated to evaluate, treat, manage, and rehabilitate injuries occurring as a result of activity.