I was brought in the latter half of 2015 to spearhead this initiative.
Since then we've brought on other staff as we've started to secure more cooperative agreements, contracts, and partnerships.
Our focus is compassionate care and outreach into the community. Ascension merged some smaller, religious-based healthcare systems in the late '90s and early 2000s.
In mid-2015, the hospital made the decision to add sports medicine to the rehabilitation department.
The school setting is a nice fit with my experience.
I came from a background of collegiate and high school athletic training in very traditional settings, so I have a lot of exposure to the school environment. Their network includes 141 hospitals and 2500 sites of care in 24 states with 150,000 associates. It’s wonderful to have 140 other sister hospitals in your back pocket that you can call and get feedback from on various topics. We are licensed for 197 beds and have more than 2,200 employees. There was a local competitor servicing some schools in the community through their program, but we noticed there were a lot of schools and other organizations that weren't getting any sports medicine services. We've have a strong foundation and we're excited to be in this community and be an integral part of it. Now Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U. and the largest Catholic health system in the world. Lourdes has a comprehensive rehabilitation department. It encompasses phenomenal inpatient and outpatient PT, OT, and speech therapy to serve both our surgical and non-surgical patient population, and ambulatory and inpatient surgery. However, the one component that we didn’t have was a sports medicine department.Lab fees are typically .00 and apply to KINS 2100L, KINS 2470L, KINS 3910L, KINS 3920L, KINS 4910L, and KINS 4920L.The UGA Office of Undergraduate Admissions oversees the application process required for the university.Find Your Advisor Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees.Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.The cost of this varies from individual to individual.Additionally, students will be required to pay lab fees associated with any Athletic Training Courses.Please note the final application cycle for this program will be in January 2019.Eligible UGA students who meet the entrance requirements below may apply to the Athletic Training program.