The College of the Holy Cross sports medicine department's program delivers traditional athletic training and sports medicine services to the college's varsity student-athletes. There are various types of services offered: injury prevention (i.e., taping, bracing, padding, orthotics construction and special padding), management of athletic injuries, emergency care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. In addition, whenever possible, the sports medicine department strives to integrate education about athletic injuries so that student-athletes can be empowered to lead healthier, injury-free lifestyles. The sports medicine department is committed to using whatever technology is available, and will remain committed to continuous upgrading of the equipment and techniques used in the delivery of sports medicine services so Holy Cross student-athletes will be assured of the most modern care available in the area.
The purpose of the sports medicine program is fivefold. First, to allow easy access to the sports medicine services so student-athletes will be assured of outstanding quality of care. Second, to encourage a philosophy of sports that places a high value on health and wellness. Third, to enable injured student-athletes to return to their sports as soon as is medically safe. Fourth, to substantially reduce the risk of athletic injury to the athletes and the liability of the College. Finally, the sports medicine department is committed to educating interns and student athletic trainers in both the art and science of practicing athletic training in an ethical and moral environment. Furthermore, Holy Cross athletic trainers and staff who will be providing these services to maintain the highest standards of care consistent with the National Athletic Trainer's Association Code of Professional Practice and the credential statues of the State of Massachusetts.