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The Duquesne University Sports Medicine staff provides athletic training services to the student-athletes of Duquesne University. The sports medicine staff is committed to providing the best quality health care for the student athletes. This commitment is achieved through using the most modern techniques, skills, and equipment available and by consistently seeking the best ways to deliver quality and timely health care to our student-athletes.

The services provided by the sports medicine staff are divided into six domains established by the National Athletic Trainers' Association. The domains are: 1) illness prevention and wellness protection, 2) clinical evaluation and diagnosis, 3) immediate and emergency care, 4) treatment and rehabilitation, 5) organization and professional health and well-being.

The main goal and philosophy of the sports medicine staff is to make the health care needs of the student-athletes our first priority. Also, the certified athletic trainers who provide health care will practice with the highest standards of quality consistent with the Code of Ethics established by the National Athletic Trainers' Association. The Duquesne University Sports Medicine staff will not tolerate the practice of illegal discrimination on the basis of race, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, social status, financial status, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation.

Duquesne University Sports Medicine is committed to providing comprehensive medical care, personalized attention, injury prevention, and rehabilitative services to all Duquesne University Division I student-athletes.

Under the oversight of the head athletic trainer, Brian Beck, MS, ATC, LAT the department has grown to a team of eight full time athletic trainers.

Through its affiliation with UPMC Center for Sports Medicine, physicians who specialize in sports medicine oversee the practice of the athletic training staff. The team of physicians is headed by primary care/sports medicine physician, Dr. Eric Anish. Working with Dr. Anish are Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Albert Lin and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician Dr. Kentaro Onishi. In addition to these outstanding physicians, our athletes have access to over 50 specialists and consultants throughout the Pittsburgh area.

All of Duquesne's athletic trainers serve as Approved Clinical Instructors for the CAATE accredited athletic training curriculum program in the Rangos School of Health Sciences. Their athletic training students work with the full time staff as part of their educational experience and clinical requirements of their academic program.