Sports Medicine Facilities
The Sports Medicine staff utilizes two main athletic training rooms, the Duncan Athletic Training Room and North Gym Athletic Training Room as well as a satellite facility in the Save Mart Center Arena. The Fresno State athletic training program is a curriculum program accredited through the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA). The certified staff consists of a Director of Sports Medicine and five full-time assistants, six graduate assistants and a pool of approximately 30 athletic training students. Based on qualifications, athletic training students may be assigned to a team to work with the certified staff.
Use of the athletic training rooms is exclusively for varsity student-athletes who have completed the required paperwork through the Compliance Department and passed a pre-participation physical exam with Fresno State Team Physicians. The regular business hours for the two main facilities are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday, this is in addition to event coverage and scheduled practices. During the non-traditional seasons, it is recommended that student-athletes use the regular business hours for evaluation of new injuries and daily rehabilitation sessions. During Winter Break and Spring Break Athletic Training practice coverage hours will be posted on the Athletic Training Room door in each facility. The Sports Medicine Staff also utilizes the University Student Health Center often as a primary step in the care of the student-athletes.
To allow time for treatment, rehabilitation, taping, etc., the student-athlete needs to be in the athletic training room one hour prior to the team's practice or event. The student-athlete needs to be responsible for the treatment times established by their individual athletic trainer. Since each athletic trainer and each team has individual needs, requirements by the athletic trainer will be established and communicated to the team prior to the start of their season.