The athletic training department at Indian Hills Community College is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care to its student-athletes. Athletes at Indian Hills will have access to state-of-the-art athletic training facilities and first-rate athletic injury care. The athletic training facilities are top-of-the-line and are some of the best in the country at the junior college level. Athletes can expect timely and efficient delivery of needed services in the event of an injury sustained while participating in sports here.
With that in mind, a certified and licensed athletic trainer with over 15 years of athletic training, physical therapy, and performance enhancement experience at all levels of play is on staff daily to respond to the various sports medicine needs of our athletes. An athletic trainer specializes in the evaluation, recognition, care, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of athletic injuries. A vast network of area physicians specializing in numerous areas is also available to the athletes here in the event it is needed. An orthopedic surgeon and chiropractic physician regularly evaluate and treat our athletes at the school. Athletes will have access to various modalities such as heat, ice, whirlpools, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, laser/infrared, and manual therapy to help aid in the treatment of their injuries.
Through a combination of medical specialists and the daily commitment of the athletic trainer(s), the sports medicine team at Indian Hills covers a broad entity of healthcare. The goal is to return the athlete back from injury as safely and efficiently as possible as well as prevent injuries and enhance performance. The athletic training and sports medicine team at Hills aspires to provide the most thorough and complete approach in the treatment and care of our athletes resulting in a competitive level of excellence for each individual IHCC student-athlete.
The Profession of Athletic Training
Indian Hills Community College offers instruction in the field of athletic training on the Ottumwa Campus. Students who complete the Athletic Training curriculum at IHCC will graduate with an Associate of Arts Degree and are prepared to transfer to acquire their Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training at a 4-year college or university with an accredited undergraduate student athletic training program.