Sports Medicine & Athletic Training
Athletic Trainers are licensed healthcare professionals who specialize in the treatment of athletes, helping them to achieve their goals. Our specialists in sports medicine and athletic training offer services such as:
- Injury prevention
- Nutrition guidance
- Emergent care for on-the-field injuries
- Diagnosis and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries and conditions
- Recovery from orthopedic surgery
About Athletic Training
Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by state licensure statutes.
Athletic trainers are often confused with personal trainers. There is, however, a large difference in the education, skillset, job duties and patients of an athletic trainer and a personal trainer. The athletic training academic curriculum and clinical training follows the medical model. Athletic trainers must graduate from an accredited baccalaureate or master’s program and are health care professionals. Certified personal trainers create custom exercise programs and work with individuals to help them meet their fitness goals and keep them motivated.
UP Health System | Rehab Services
A Department of UP Health System Managed by UP Rehab Services
Located at the Great Lakes Sports Medicine Institute
841 W. Washington St.
Marquette, MI 49855
UP Health System - Portage | Rehab Services
Located at the UP Health System - Portage University Center
600 MacInnes Drive.
Houghton, MI 49931