What is an Athletic Trainer?
A Certified Licensed Athletic Trainer is a highly qualified allied health professional educated and experienced in dealing with the health care of athletes and the physically active. A certified athletic trainer's duties include the prevention, recognition, emergency care and rehabilitation of injuries caused during physical activity.
What is USF Sports Medicine?
Athletes from the University of South Florida participate in 18 varsity sports at the NCAA Division I level in the American Athletic Conference. The USF sports medicine department provides medical services for these athletes.
The USF College of Medicine offers a graduate major in athletic training for USF students interested in pursuing athletic training as a career. The program requires clinical hours and field experience supervised by a certified athletic trainer in a variety of settings including professional sports teams in the area, numerous physical therapy clinics, as well as local high schools.
What is USF Sports Medicine Camp?
The Camp has been around for many years. It originally started out as a Cramer camp and has since been named after the director, Barry Clements. Barry was an athletic trainer here at USF and has since become the Associate Athletic Director and an instructor at the university.
The camp will also provide information on educational opportunities available for students and on career choices in Sports Medicine.
The campers will have scheduled lectures as well as planned hands-on activities involving therapeutic modalities, our Hydroworx underwater treadmill, cold & warm tubs, rehabilitation area & strength & conditioning facility.