Presence and Purpose

 Athletic Trainers | Clinics | Doctors | Profession of Athletic Training

HSU Sports Medicine is a team of healthcare providers comprised of Athletic Trainers (ATS) and Physicians.  Our mission is “Caring for Champions through professional excellence”, and we seek to provide competent, evidence-based, patient-centered care.  We are trained in five major domains of clinical practice including Prevention, Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis, Immediate and Emergency Care, Treatment and Rehabilitation, as well as Organization and Professional Health and Well-Being.  We provide a comprehensive continuum of care that ranges from orthopedic injuries and conditions to general medical conditions and illness.  Concussion recognition and management and environmental injuries and emergencies are also heavily emphasized within our scope of practice.

All ATs hold state licensure through the Texas Department of State Health Services as well as national certification through the Board of Certification.  Our Physicians represent a wide range of specialties relevant to Sports Medicine including Orthopedic Surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Primary Care Sports Medicine.  HSU Sports Medicine provides medical coverage to 16 Intercollegiate Athletic Teams as well as 3 Auxiliary Programs including HSU Cheer, the HSU Spurs Dance Team, and the Six White Horse Riders Equestrian Program at Hardin-Simmons University.

There are three Sports Medicine Clinics on the campus of Hardin-Simmons University.  Each clinic serves specific teams and patient loads and is properly equipped with the necessary treatment and rehabilitation equipment needed to achieve excellent patient care.  Medical record keeping is an integral part of HSU Sports Medicine, and we utilize the Athletic Trainer System Electronic Medical Record which houses all pertinent medical information for each student-athlete.

In addition to clinical responsibilities within HSU Sports Medicine, our professional staff serve as Clinical Preceptors within the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) at HSU.  Our Pre-Professional Student Staff is an integral part of the delivery of quality healthcare to our student-athletes and are mentored and guided in their clinical interactions.  Together, the professional and pre-professional staff provide patient-centered care and practice Evidence-Based Medicine as it relates to Athletic Training.