The health and welfare of the student-athlete shall be paramount in the department. UCLA Sports Medicine strives to develop a program that effectively utilizes the talents of a diverse staff. Through communication, creativity and innovation, the athletic training staff, team physicians, sport psychologist, dietitian and specialists collaborate in a team approach in order to meet the needs of the student-athlete. The student-athlete will work with the most educated and clinically proficient certified athletic trainers available, who are held to high standards from their peers, as well as the UCLA Department of Athletics.
In addition to injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation, student-athlete education will also be made available in the area of lifelong health practices. Through the vast referral network within the department, this education will be tailored to meet the interests of the student-athlete. The certified athletic training staff shall also be aggressive in pursuing its own continuing education as to remain on the cutting edge of the ever changing sports medicine horizon, allowing the department to provide the best available health care to its student-athletes.