Hughston Foundation Athletic Training Program
In 2010, the Hughston Athletic Training Fellowship Program became the official sports medicine provider for the Muscogee County School District. The athletic training fellows, along with support from Hughston physicians, now provide care for all high school athletes in the Muscogee County School District as well as coverage for Manchester High School, Greenville High School, Harris County High School, Smith’s Station High School, Calvary Baptist, and Chattahoochee Valley Community College. The program is collaboration between the Hughston Foundation, Hughston Clinic, and Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital. Administration is overseen by the Hughston Foundation.
Participants in the athletic training fellowship complete a two-year assistantship where they are exposed to a variety of sporting events. The fellows are assigned coverage of a local school while working towards their master’s degree in physical education through an online program with North Georgia College and State University. Fellow’s tuition and fees are paid by Hughston along with being awarded a yearly stipend.
During the fellowship, each fellow is required to complete a research project with the approval of the Institutional Review Board or to write two patient education articles for publication. The staff conducts weekly meetings to discuss important events and community outreach opportunities and monthly educational sessions with Hughston physicians.
The members of the Athletic Training Fellowship give back to the community by helping out at local events such as pre-participation physical exams for high school athletes, community athletic events, the Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens, various state championships, Georgia High School Wrestling Assessments and a regular Saturday High School Sports Injury Clinic. All of these activities are part of Hughston’s Community Outreach Program.
Since the ATC Program’s inception in 1998
- Graduated over 100 Certified Athletic Trainers
- Patient education articles published on line and in print
- Over 1500 sporting events covered at local schools
- Annual coverage provided for major community sporting events
2014-2015 ATC Fellows
For further information please contact:
Andy Grubbs, MEd, ATC