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Our Athletic Training Program Services

What is an athletic trainer (AT)?

ATs are health care professionals that work with doctors to assess and treat sports injuries and other health problems.

Our athletic trainers also provide:

UPMC Sports Medicine's more than 150 ATs are nationally certified and licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Meet the Athletic Trainers

About the athletic training program at UPMC Sports Medicine

Our ATs work with 75+ high schools, colleges, and pro sports teams throughout Pennsylvania.

Our athletic training program offers:

  • Fast-track appointments for contracted schools: 1-855-937-7678.
  • Health care services at home and away practices, events, and games.
  • On-site weight assessments and tips for wrestling programs.
  • Guidance on pre-season, in-season, and off-season conditioning programs.
  • ImPACT® concussion testing.
  • ACL prevention and screening programs.
  • On-site, sport-specific education programs for student athletes, parents, and coaches.
  • Sport-specific training camps and clinics.
  • Annual sports medicine student aide workshop.
  • Medical coverage, lectures, and injury prevention screenings for performing arts groups.

Read Athletic Training Patient Stories

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Other Athletic Training Services

Community-based programs

UPMC Sports Medicine athletic trainers (ATs) and doctors provide medical coverage for all types of community sports events.

Our athletic trainers also provide outreach programs, such as:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Continuing education events

We offer these athletic development programs to:

  • Student-athletes
  • Parents
  • Coaches
  • School administrators
  • The public

Seasonal Saturday Injury Clinic

During the fall, UPMC Sports Medicine ATs and other experts provide sports injury evaluations on Saturday mornings.

To learn more about the Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic, call 724-720-3008 or visit the Saturday Injury Clinic web page.

Concussion testing

At the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program, our ATs conduct baseline concussion testing for college, high school, and recreational athletes.

We use special testing software — known as ImPACT® — designed by UPMC Sports Medicine experts.

To learn more about concussion testing, call 1-855-937-7678.

Official medical sponsorships

UPMC Sports Medicine Athletic Training and Development sponsors the following:

The Freddie Fu Sports Medicine Scholarship program

Dr. Freddie Fu created this scholarship program to increase student interest in sports medicine careers.

We award one scholarship of two thousand dollars ($2,000).

In return, the winner interns for six weeks during the summer at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. The selected intern will perform duties much like those of a Physical Therapy Aide.

Learn more about the Freddie Fu Sports Medicine Scholarship program.

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UPMC Sports Medicine Athletic Training and Development Management Team

  • Kathleen Nachazel, LAT, ATC
    Director, Athletic Training and Development
  • Donna Dugas, LAT, ATC
    Manager, Athletic Training and Development
  • Michael Ludwikowski, MS, LAT, ATC
    Manager, Athletic Training and Development
  • Robert McCabe, MS, LAT, ATC
    Manager, Athletic Training and Development
  • Jesse Townsend, MS, LAT, ATC
    Manager, Athletic Training and Development
  • David Tumbas, MS, LAT, ATC
    Manager, Business Development
  • Jennifer Wuyscik, MS, LAT, ATC
    Manager, Athletic Training and Development

To make an appointment or learn more about our athletic training services, call UPMC Sports Medicine at 1-855-937-7678.

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