Agenda for Distinction: Academic Investment
With Sports Medicine and Athletic Training among the fastest growing programs within Merrimack College, students and faculty will be provided with unique opportunities to combine classroom work with internships and practicum courses for gaining clinical experience supported by a deep-rooted understanding of the math and science behind the individual’s mind and body.
Expansion of the Sports Medicine facilities will provide one-of-a-kind opportunities to expand public-private partnerships while also providing professional services related to improving health, wellness, and performance for athletes and non-athletes of all ages and abilities.
Faculty members will have a unique forum for promoting their individual scholarly efforts, simultaneously providing the College with the opportunity to implement Continuing Education Programs in the health care fields to the outside community.
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- The Center for Sports Medicine will measure over 5,000 square feet and consist of several teaching laboratories outfitted with the very latest human performance and athletic training equipment used to evaluate elite athletes, including labs found at the U.S. Olympic Training Center located in Colorado Springs, CO.
- The 3,500 square-foot athletic training facility, to be located adjacent to the teaching space, will allow students and faculty to engage in creative experiential learning and innovative research while providing an impressive forum for delivering comprehensive athletic training clinical care services for Merrimack’s student-athletes. Students will have ample opportunity to learn in the classroom setting, develop and formalize their skills in the new state-of-the-art facilities, and eventually, gain hands-on supervised field experience in the athletic training room.
- The Clinical Lab will be designed to simulate a modern health care facility, housing all state-of-the-art equipment necessary to educate students on the practical skills necessary for diagnostic evaluations, rehabilitation, and healthcare of the active patient.
- The Modalities Lab will provide students with the appropriate knowledge and skills to not only utilize the latest technologies and equipment, but to instill the ability to select appropriate modalities that will promote healing during the rehabilitation of the injured patient.
The Merrimack College Athletic Training Program was recently re-accredited by CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education) for another 10 years, the highest level or reaccreditation with no deficiencies or concerns cited.
The Center for Sports Medicine is dedicated to supporting the College’s vision of building a community of leaders who welcome and respect a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, beliefs, and perspectives.