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Athletic Training and Development 

UPMC Sports Medicine’s more than 100 athletic trainers are nationally certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification and certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Athletic TrainingUnder the direction and supervision of UPMC Sports Medicine physicians, our staff provides athletic training services to more than 60 area high schools, universities, and professional athletic organizations.

UPMC Sports Medicine has offered a complete range of athletic training services to western Pennsylvania for more than 20 years, focusing on rehabilitation, injury prevention, and performance development of athletes and active people.

Our athletic trainers provide immediate injury care, follow up injury treatment, injury prevention education, and cutting-edge rehabilitation services for student athletes.

Our Program

UPMC Sports Medicine Athletic Training and Development provides:

  • Fast-track appointments for contracted school sites: 1-855-93-SPORT (77678)
  • On-site medical care for all home and away interscholastic practices, events, and competitions
  • On-site sport-specific educational programming to student athletes, parents, and coaches
  • Consultation to coaches on pre-season, in-season, and off-season conditioning programs
  • Sports-related concussion baseline evaluations and ImPACT concussion testing and management
  • On-site weight assessment and instruction for wrestling programs
  • Programming for female athletes, including  ACL prevention and screening programs 
  • Sport-specific conditioning camps and clinics
  • Annual sports medicine student aide workshops
  • Performing arts athletic training coverage, educational lectures, and injury prevention screenings 

The Freddie Fu Sports Medicine Scholarship Program

Program Description

The scholarship program was developed to increase student interest in a career in sports medicine. One scholarship for the amount of two thousand dollars ($2,000) will be awarded to a selected individual in return for a six-week summer internship (forty hours per week for six weeks in a row; starting date to be mutually agreed upon) at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.

The recipient will have the opportunity to observe patient evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation by physical therapists and athletic trainers, observe clients in the Sports Performance Department., and observe surgery with Dr. Fu. The recipient will also have responsibilities comparable to those of a Physical Therapy Aide including: greeting patients, preparing treatment areas, and preparing hot and cold packs.  

Learn more about the Freddie Fu Sports Medicine Scholarship Program.

Athletic Training and Development Management Team

  • David Tumbas, MS, ATC
    Manager, Business Development
    Athletic Training and Development
    Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Duquesne University School of Health Sciences

  • Bill Ankrom, MS, ATC
    Assistant Director, UPMC Sports Medicine Athletic Training and Development
    Adjunct Clinical Faculty, University of Pittsburgh, School of Health
    and Rehabilitation Sciences
    Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Duquesne University School of Health Sciences

  • Donna Dugas, ATC
    Manager, UPMC Sports Medicine Athletic Training and Development
    Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Duquesne University School of Health Sciences

  • Jesse Townsend, MS, ATC
    Manager, UPMC Sports Medicine Athletic Training and Development

Our Services

Community-based special event medical programming and staffing

UPMC Sports Medicine athletic trainers collaborate with sports medicine physicians to provide on-site medical coverage for community special events. Our staff coordinates medical coverage and staffing for various teams and organizations from one-day tournaments to multiple day events.

Community educational programming

UPMC Sports Medicine athletic trainers are also involved in community educational outreach programming including lectures, community seminars, and continuing education events. These programs are offered to school administrators, coaches, parents, student-athletes, and the public.

Saturday Morning Acute Sports Injury Clinic (Fall only)

For any high school athlete who may experience an acute sports-related injury while participating in fall high school sports, UPMC Sports Medicine provides free evaluation of that injury during its Saturday morning acute sports injury clinic.

The program is coordinated by UPMC Sports Medicine athletic trainers and is designed to provide immediate evaluation of a recent sports injury. Participants receive a free medical evaluation conducted by UPMC physicians along with other specialized care by sports medicine experts. To schedule an appointment call 412-432-3775.

Concussion Baseline Testing

In conjunction with UPMC’s Sports Concussion Program, our certified athletic trainers conduct concussion baseline testing for college, high school, and recreational athletes. The purpose of the testing is to determine normal brain function levels that later can be used to help determine when it is appropriate for the athlete to safely return to play.

Testing involves the use of special computerized software known as ImPACT™, developed by UPMC Sports Medicine experts. ImPACT™ baseline testing is available to our student-athlete and professional clients and to the general public through appointments.

For more information about concussion baseline testing services through UPMC Sports Medicine, call 1-855-93- SPORT (77678).

ImPACT™ is a trademark of ImPACT Applications, Inc. 

Official Major Sponsorships

UPMC Sports Medicine Athletic Training and Development provides medical sponsorship for the following:


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