Policy Updates & Important Downloads
??Alcohol & Tobacco Policy
? Concussion Evaluation
??Drug Testing Policy
? NCAA Banned Substances
? Emergency Action Plans (UNG Facilities)
??Heat Illness Prevention & Care Policy Flyer
UNG Athletic Training Mission Statement
The University of North Georgia Athletic Training department in accordance with the Georgia state laws governing the practice of athletic training and the Code of Professional Practice and Standards of Practice of the National Athletic Trainers Association, is responsible for providing quality health care for the student-athletes at UNG in the most efficient and beneficial manner possible. ?
UNG has long recognized the critical role that sports medicine and the healthcare profession of athletic training plays in the prevention and care of sports-related injuries. We recognize each injury as an important moment in an athlete’s life and aim to educate them about their injury as well as return them to play.
NCAA Injury Surveillance Program:?
The UNG Athletic Training Department prides themselves on:
? Respecting the dignity of each individual student-athlete and recognizing differences in gender, race, and cultural background.
??Maintaining the confidentiality of both written and verbal information obtained from the student-athlete.
? Being cognizant of the “TOTAL” athlete, including his/her emotional, mental, and physical needs.
??Thoroughly and competently evaluating each injured student-athlete and referring the student-athlete to the designated physician when deemed essential and necessary.
??Encouraging and contributing to an atmosphere of mutual cooperation, respect, and support with the attending physician(s) of the athlete, the athletic coaching staff, the athletic and university administration, and other university departments.
The University of North Georgia is part of a new task force in Division II that is looking to boost awareness — and ultimately, participation — in a long-standing NCAA data-collection program that informs decisions around student-athlete health and safety.?The task force is the brainchild of the Division II Management and Presidents Councils, formed after the groups learned during their spring meetings that just 6 percent of Division II schools are participating in the NCAA Injury Surveillance Program. The Association-wide program, which has existed in some form since 1986, relies on schools' voluntary submissions to build a repository of data on student-athlete injuries and illnesses. The data is used by an array of committees, task forces and outside organizations that consider college athlete health and safety implications in their policy decisions.Services:
Services in the athletic training room include state of the art modalities such as ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, and laser as well as other treatment methods to alleviate pain and swelling, increase strength and flexibility, and decrease risk of re-injury in the athletes treated there.? Treatment and rehabilitation take place in the 1,000 square foot athletic training room at Memorial Hall, as well as a smaller satellite facilities located in Coleman Field House and the UNG Convocation Center.?A member of the athletic training staff is available at every practice and competition for the UNG teams throughout their respective seasons.Visiting Teams:
Please notify the Head Athletic Trainer if your team will be traveling without a certified athletic trainer so we can better accommodate your team’s needs. If you need to make any special arrangements for treatments please send written request with your athletes. Various modalities can be made available upon request. Please send all necessary medical supplies (tape, etc.) with your teams and please make emergency information available on all of your athletes in the event it is needed. Due to COVID-19 changes, certain accommodations for visiting teams may change or no longer be offered.? Please contact our Head Athletic Trainer for further clarification or if you will not be traveling with an ATC.UNG Athletic Training Fax:
(706) 867-2799Northeast Georgia Medical CenterPhysical Address:
227 Mountain Drive, Dahlonega, GeorgiaPhone:
A physician is on call for all home athletic contests. Our local staff includes a General Medical physician and an Orthopedic physician.Georgia Mountain Health - Dahlonega, Georgia
? Dr. Guillermo Pena
? Dr. David PersaudNortheast Georgia Physicians Group?- Gainesville, Georgia
? Dr. Chris HuckleSpecialty Clinics of Georgia Orthopaedics - Gainesville, Georgia
? Dr. John Vachtsevanos