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Vision Statement

The University of Alabama Sports Medicine Program shall provide injury prevention, care and rehabilitation services and athletic education of recognized excellence to each and every student-athlete. The University of Alabama Sports Medicine Program is committed to becoming the leader in sports medicine services in the country.

Mission Statement

The mission of The University of Alabama Sports Medicine program is to provide the highest quality healthcare available to our student-athletes in a professional and caring manner in order to prevent athletic injury. Should an injury or illness occur, it is our mission to recognize and refer the student-athlete to the appropriate medical care returning them to competition as quickly and safely as possible.

We are committed to using whatever technology is available and affordable in the delivery of these services. We will remain committed to the continuous upgrading of the education, clinical skill development, and equipment used in the delivery of sports medicine services so that our student-athletes will be assured of the most modern care available in the country.

The purpose of the Sports Medicine Program is four-fold. First, we hope to allow easy access to sports medicine services to student-athletes. Second, we hope to encourage a philosophy of sport that places a high value of health and wellness. Third, we hope to enable injured student-athletes to return to their sports as soon as medically safe. Finally, we hope to be able to substantially reduce the risk of athletic injury for those student-athletes in our service.

The underlying philosophy for the Sports Medicine Program is that the needs of the student-athletes shall always be the first consideration for all members of the Sports Medicine staff. Furthermore, we expect the athletic trainers who will be providing these services to maintain the highest standards of quality consistent with the National Athletic Trainers Association Code of Professional Practice and the credentialing statutes of the State of Alabama.

We are committed to ongoing evaluation of our Sports Medicine Program so that our student-athletes can be assured of the highest quality in sports medicine care. Furthermore, we are committed to addressing problems and concerns in a timely manner so the needs of our student-athletes and employees can continue to be met.

Finally, The University of Alabama Sports Medicine Program aspires to be a program of recognized excellence. It is our intention to support the program with human and financial resources necessary to accomplish the stated goals of the program. It is our desire to establish The University of Alabama as the most outstanding provider for the delivery of sports medicine in the nation.

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