INSTITUTE FOR SPORTS MEDICINE PRESENTED BY
/// JOHN GOETSCHIUS — Associate Professor, Department of Exercise Science & Athletic Training
Adrian College is in the process of putting the finishing touches on the Medical Clinic and Studies Building, a project announced during the 2016 State of the College address. The combined efforts of this institution, ProMedica, and Adrian Steel have created a unique opportunity for students to work with the physicians on staff to accumulate hands-on clinical experience. To help facilitate these new learning endeavors, the College has created a new institute — the Institute for Sports Medicine — to be housed in the new facility.
“AS WE CONTINUE TO GAIN NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE CONSEQUENCES OF SPORTS INJURIES AND THE HEALTH CARE BENEFITS OF EXERCISE, WE ARE SEEING GROWING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CAREERS IN THE FIELD OF SPORTS MEDICINE.” — John Goetschius
According to John Goetschius, associate professor in the Department of Exercise Science and Athletic Training, “The role of the new Institute for Sports Medicine will be to provide students with opportunities to explore the field of sports medicine outside of the classroom and alongside expert faculty and medical professionals from our local and global community. Students will be exposed to the practical and scientific aspects of sports medicine through unique educational seminars and conferences, professional networking, exposure to research, and clinical experiences.” The College expects the Institute to positively impact both the lives of those participating in sports and the lives of those planning to practice sports medicine. “With over 800 student-athletes on campus, there will be no shortage of real-life clinical and scientific experiences for our aspiring sports medicine practitioners,” Goetschius said.