Mission of UTC Sports Medicine
- We protect and promote the safety, health and well-being of each and every one of our Student-Athletes.
- We provide and coordinate a comprehensive array of professional healthcare services.
- We work closely with our coaching staffs to help them develop their plans for athletic competition.
- Above all else, we are the guardians and advocates for our Student-Athletes and the athletic programs we serve.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Sports Medicine Program provides prevention, care, and rehabilitation services for all student-athletes. UTC has two athletic training rooms that serve all athletic teams. Thanks to funding from Erlanger Hospital, the athletic training rooms are equipped with some of the most up-to-date rehabilitation equipment. In addition, the Chattanooga Group, Inc. has provided therapeutic modalities for use as both rehabilitation equipment and instructional devices for students enrolled in the Athletic Training Education Program.
The Athletic Training Education Program at UTC plays a major role in assisting with the healthcare of the student-athletes to ensure that they are well taken care of throughout their collegiate career. The entry-level masters program is one of few programs in the country that allows students to earn a master's degree while they gain eligibility to sit for the Board of Certification Exam. Members of the athletic department and the graduate program staff the athletic training rooms. They work together to provide quality health care for the student-athletes and quality academic instruction for athletic training students in the graduate program.