Sports Medicine utilizes on-site daily care by the athletic training
team physicians, as well
as consultants in orthopedics,
dentistry, ophthalmology, neurology, and other medical specialists
in Lafayette/West Lafayette and Indianapolis.
With a staff of 15 athletic trainers and more than 20 physicians
and other health science professionals, the Purdue student-athlete's
health is well cared for.
Purdue attracts some of the finest athletic trainers in the country.
The 10 athletic trainers on the Purdue staff were drawn here by
the reputation of the athletic training program. Every athletic
trainer at Purdue is highly qualified; each has a master's degree,
a physical therapy degree, or PhD. Athletic trainers on the
Purdue staff also teach courses in the athletic training program.
Every Purdue sport has its
own staff athletic trainer, along with a complement of athletic
training students, to care for Boilermaker student-athletes.
The reputation of Purdue's
athletic training education program reaches nationwide. Graduates
of the program are head and assistant athletic trainers in the NFL,
the NBA, the Big Ten, and the Pac-10, as well as other conferences
across the country. They serve in high schools and clinics in all
parts of the United States.