The Injury Prevention and Care (IPC) Program of Campus Recreation serves those who are injured in Campus Recreation programs and facilities. In addition, IPC serves as a valuable resource to those recovering from injuries by providing education and answers to questions and concerns.
This service is staffed by two full-time Certified Athletic Trainers, a graduate assistant, and over 25 student employees who are trained in first aid and injury care.
The following IPC services are offered FREE to all Campus Recreation members:
- Evaluation and treatment of injuries
- First aid and emergency care
- Prevention of athletic injuries
- Taping (patrons must provide tape)
- Stretching Techniques
- Professional referrals
An online question-and-answer service for our nationally-certified athletic trainers to remotely respond to your questions with professional advice. You can ask us about any sport injuries and treatments. Don't know whether you should heat or ice an injury? ASK US! Need relief for pain in your lower back or a nagging injury? ASK US!
This service is free and confidential. Your name is never released for any reason. Keep in mind, the advise provided by our athletic trainers in response to your question is general information based on the details provided by you, the client. If the problems persist, we always recommend you seek medical attention.
We welcome students and members to visit one-on-one with our staff at the IPC locations inside the Campus Recreation Center and Rec & Wellness Center.
The following handouts are provided for general informational purposes and may not apply to specific individuals or specific injuries. They are not intended to replace the medical advice of a a physician.
NATA Educational Handouts
- ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
- MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament) Injury
- PCL (Posterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
Ankle and Foot Injuries
Athletic Training Basics Class (non-credit)
The IPC staff offers a non-credit Athletic Training Basics class each Spring semester. The class covers basic athletic training topics such as the HOPS system; injury evaluation of the ankle, knee, shoulder, head, and neck; taping and stretching techniques; medical emergencies (including diabetic emergencies, asthma attacks, and allergic reactions); and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.
This class is recommended for those interesting in sports, recreation, or coaching; wanting more knowledge and confidence in dealing with injuries; or wishing to become an IPC staff member.