Pennsylvania State University Sports Medicine Mission Statement
Welcome to The Pennsylvania State University Department of Sports Medicine website. Our department's mission is to provide the finest health care possible for every Penn State student-athlete. Our first priority is always the student-athlete's overall safety and medical needs. Through the efforts of the sports medicine staff we can provide the student-athletes with a competitive edge for maximizing athletic performance. The Athletic Training staff utilizes a diverse treatment approach that has its foundations in manual medicine techniques. Integration of traditional athletic training techniques with exercise and use of modalities is coupled with an osteopathic model of treatment. This unique integration provides a very efficient and effective model to provide injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries for the Penn State student -athletes we serve. The current Penn State Sports Medicine staff consists of dedicated Team Physicians with various specialties, 18 full time Athletic Trainers, and nine Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainers.