EMU Athletic Training

**Medical Eligibility Instructions
All EMU athletes are required to complete the Athletic Training Medical Eligibility process online prior to any organized team participation. See the Medical Eligibility Instructions for instructions and to access the online process.

Eastern Mennonite University Athletic Training provides EMU Athletics with sports injury prevention, injury care and post-injury restoration. Nationally certified and state licensed athletic trainers (ATCs) provide medical coverage for athletes who are on teams sponsored by EMU. The medical staff consists of Head Athletic Trainer Mike Downey, MS LAT ATC, Athletic Trainer Carleen Overacker, MA LAT ATC, and Athletic Trainer Ian Smith. They are aided by athletic training students from nearby James Madison University as well as EMU work-study students. EMU ATCs are present at all home contests and often provide care for both home and visiting athletes. Referral support is also provided on campus through the EMU Wellness Suite for nursing, physician and counseling services. Orthopedic physician referral can also be provided by the EMU Athletic Training staff.

The Athletic Training Room is located in room 140 of the University Commons. It is conveniently located near the team locker rooms, adjacent to the three indoor sports courts, and just inside the Commons team entrance area. The Athletic Training Room has facilities for hydrotherapy treatment; electrical, ultrasound and other modality treatment; an athlete taping/wrapping area and a rehabilitation/exercise area with treadmill, elliptical machine,
stationary cycle and other rehabilitation equipment.

Athletic Training Mission Statement
The Eastern Mennonite University Athletic Training Department exists to provide Athletic Training health care services to student-athletes who participate on EMU's NCAA athletic teams. The Athletic Training Department strives to prevent injuries, to provide prompt treatment of injuries when they occur and to rehabilitate athletes whose injuries require restorative care. It will be the goal of the Athletic Training Department to administer its responsibilities with both professional skills and with compassionate care. Any care given will be in support of the Athletic Departments' goals and mission and will fulfill the greater mission of the University to share with the athlete the hope in and the love of Jesus Christ.

Visiting Team Services
Click the above link to see what the EMU Athletic Training Staff offers to visiting teams.


You may contact the EMU Athletic Training Room by
phone at 540-432-4336, fax 540-432-4443 or
e-mail at mike.downey@emu.edu 

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

National Center for Drug Free Sport

National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA)

The Student Athlete with the Sickle Cell Video

Concussions: Don't Hide It, Report It, Take Time To Recover Video

NCAA Concussion Awareness Video

EMU Health Services