Athlete Training Services
Health Insurance Waiver Instructions
Visiting Team Information
Hot & Cold Weather Policy
Concussion Management Plan
Welcome to the Athletic Training page at SUNY Poly. This site is to provide athletes, parents, and visiting teams with pertinent information about our program. Our mission is to provide the most comprehensive health care for our student athletes and visitors.
The Certified Athletic Trainer is a highly-educated and skilled professional specializing in athletic health care. In cooperation with physicians and other allied health personnel, the certified athletic trainer functions as an integral member of the athletic health care team. Certified athletic trainers have fulfilled the requirements for certification established by the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification, Inc. (NATABOC).
Students who want to become certified athletic trainers must earn a degree from an accredited athletic training curriculum. Accredited programs include formal instruction in areas such as injury/illness prevention, first aid and emergency care, assessment of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and nutrition. Classroom learning is enhanced through clinical education experiences. More than 70 percent of certified athletic trainers hold at least a master's degree.
SUNY Poly Athletic Training Staff
Rebecca Duszak, ATC
Kathryn Purgill, ATC