Welcome to the Florida Gulf Coast University Sports Medicine-Athletic Training Services website. The purpose of this site is to provide basic information regarding the services provided by our Sports Medicine-Athletic Training staff to all student-athletes involved with intercollegiate athletics.

It is the goal of the sports medicine-athletic training staff to provide the student-athletes, participating in intercollegiate athletics at FGCU, the highest standard of medical care possible.  This care is provided both on the field/court and in the athletic training facilities.

The health of every student-athlete at Florida Gulf Coast University is the primary concern of the FGCU Sports Medicine-Athletic Training staff, a group that covers every facet of comprehensive healthcare. From emergency medical care through the functional return to play, the sports medicine-athletic training staff serves the many needs of the FGCU student- athletes. The staff is constantly updating knowledge on the latest in sports medicine and athletic training techniques through seminars and clinics.

The Athletic Training staff consists of National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (NATA) certified and Florida state-licensed practitioners in cooperation with orthopedists, neurologists, cardiologists, and various other specialty physicians. Under the guidance of Associate Athletic Director for Health Performance Michael Estes, MS, ATC, LAT,  and Head Team Physician Dr. James Guerra,the FGCU sports medicine-athletic training staff offers the most comprehensive health care with a special emphasis placed on injury prevention (Prehab) methods. The sports medicine-athletic training facility offers daily services and care for all FGCU student-athletes.

FGCU student athletes receive highly specialized medical care when required from orthopedist and head team physician Dr. James Guerra. Aside from Dr. James Guerra, FGCU student-athletes have priority access to all services of the NCH Healthcare System and other consulting specialty physicians. They provide a comprehensive team approach in the delivery of health care service to the FGCU student-athletes.

Located on the first floor of Alico Arena, the main sports medicine-athletic training facility offers the finest available equipment for the prevention, care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Located in this facility are a hydrotherapy area, treatment/rehabilitation area, functional rehabilitation area, functional rehabilitation area, private physician exam room, and a taping/first aid area.  Located on the first floor of the Outdoor Sports Complex, the OSC sports medicine-athletic training facility is a scaled down version of the main facility.  This facility serves the day to day needs of the teams housed there.  All long term-post surgical rehabilitation is done in the main facility.

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