“Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education, training and the state's statutes, rules and regulations. As a part of the health care team, services provided by athletic trainers include primary care, injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.” – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association
The University of Scranton Sports Medicine Department employs three full-time Certified Athletic Trainers that are dedicated to providing comprehensive, quality healthcare to each student-athlete of our 23 NCAA intercollegiate varsity sports. As specialists in the prevention, recognition, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, it is the responsibility of the athletic training staff to ensure the safety of our student-athletes in a professional, efficient, and service-oriented manner. The athletic training staff works in conjunction with a Geisinger Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine team physician, the University of Scranton Health Services staff, and surrounding medical facilities in order to provide the best care for our patients. The athletic training staff will use the best evidence available as well as NCAA best practices to provide the highest quality of healthcare given the resources and technology available at the University of Scranton.
The University of Scranton athletic training staff operates out of two athletic training facilities. The primary athletic training facility is located on campus, on the lower level of the John Long Center adjacent to the weight room in room number 007. The secondary athletic training facility is located at the Kevin P. Quinn Athletics Campus at the center of the complex next to the bleachers in the Steve Klingman Plaza.
John Long Center Athletic Training Facility:
Address: 1200 Ridge Row, Scranton, PA 18510
Phone: (570) 941-7473
Directions: Take the Central Scranton Expressway (Exit 185 off Interstate 81 N & S). Follow the signs to The University of Scranton. Stay in the far right-hand lane as you proceed under the railroad tracks. Turn right onto Madison Avenue and follow to the stop sign. Make a right onto Linden Street and follow to the next stop sign. You will see St. Thomas Hall directly in front of you. Take a right onto Monroe Avenue and follow it to the next stop sign. Proceed left onto Ridge Row and follow for 100 yards. The rear entrance to the John Long Center will be on your left. Proceed another 100 yards and make two immediate left-hand turns for parking.
Quinn Athletics Campus Athletic Training Facility:
Address: 100 Broadway Street, Scranton, PA 18505
Phone: (570) 941-7195
Directions: Take the Central Scranton Expressway (Exit 185 off Interstate 81 North & South). Follow for approximately 1/2 mile and take a slight right onto the Cedar Avenue Exit. At the stop sign, make a right onto Cedar Avenue and then an immediate sharp left after 100 yards onto Mattes Avenue. Follow Mattes Avenue as it curls to the right to a stop light. Go straight through the stop light and the athletics campus will be one-tenth of a mile ahead.
Hours of Operation:
The John Long Center and Quinn Athletics Campus Athletic Training Facilities are open in conjunction with University of Scranton athletic practices/events throughout the academic year. The opening and closing time for these facilities when there are practices/events will be coordinated by the University of Scranton Athletic Trainers. Athletic training facility hours are subject to change depending on team practices and game schedules. The John Long Center Athletic Training Facility will typically be open Monday-Friday from 12:00 pm until 30 minutes after the last scheduled practice. Both athletic training facilities will be open for 1 hour prior to the start of the first practice and remain open until 30 minutes after the final practice. Both athletic training facilities will also open at least 2 hours prior to the start of a competition and remain open until 30 minutes after the event ends. During the winter season the Quinn Athletics Campus Athletic Training Facility will be closed. Non-traditional, off-season, and lifting sessions occurring outside of normal hours may not be covered.
Weekends/ Holidays/ Intersession:
The John Long Center Athletic Training Facility will open 1 hour prior to the start of the first practice or 2 hours prior to the start of competition and remain open until 30 minutes after the final practice or competition.
School Closure/Inclement Weather:
In the event that the University of Scranton is closed due to inclement weather or other circumstances, the athletic training facilities will also be closed until the University of Scranton reopens.
In accordance with NCAA rules, a Certified Athletic Trainer will be present at all home competitions. An Athletic Trainer will be available at the John Long Center and Quinn Athletics Campus Athletic Training Facilities during all in-season events. Members of the athletic training staff will travel with teams for away trips when necessary. Teams are responsible for taking a medical kit with them on away trips and for having it restocked when needed.
Local Hospital and Urgent Care Facilities:
Geisenger Community Medical Center
1800 Mulberry Street, Scranton, PA 18510
(570) 703-8000, Open 24 Hours
Geisenger Careworks Urgent Care
3 West Olive Street, Scranton, PA 18508
(570) 207-4054, Weekdays 9am-8pm, Weekends 8am-6pm
Commonwealth Health Regional Hospital
746 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton, PA 18510
(570) 770-3000, Open 24 hours
Moses Taylor Hospital
700 Quincy Avenue, Scranton, PA 18510
(570) 770-5000, Open 24 hours
Geisinger Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
300 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503
(570) 961-3823, Monday - Saturday 8am - 7pm
University of Scranton Student-Health Center
1130 Mulberry Street Scranton, PA 18510
(570) 941-7667, Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm