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Athletic Training

Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities. www.nata.org/athletic-training

The vision of the Mills College Athletic Training staff is to provide high quality health care to all Mills College student-athletes through education, prevention, and treatment of all injuries sustained during athletics. We strive to create a supportive environment that increases an athletes’ wellbeing and provides hands-on learning for our Sports Medicine Interns. The Mills College Athletic Training staff is dedicated to evidence-based practice, adheres to the NATA Code of Ethics, and follows the BOC Standards of Professional Practice. 

 

Natalie Spangler, MS, ATC 

Head Athletic Trainer 
Haas Pavilion Room 107/114
nspangle@mills.edu  
510.430.3323 – office
510.430.2276 – fax

Hilary Worthen, MA, ATC

Assistant Athletic Trainer
Haas Pavilion Room 107/114
hworthen@mills.edu
510.430.3323 – office
510.430.2276 – fax

Please review our Athletic Training Manual to see all of our policies and procedures. 

Appointments

Athletic Training services are available to all certified eligible student-athletes between August and May.  The Athletic Training Room is closed during summer and winter break.  You can make an appointment by calling, emailing or dropping in during the open hours posted on our Facebook Page

If you have a non-athletic related injury or illness, you can make an appointment at the Kaiser Student Health Center.

In case of a life-threatening emergency, call 911 from a campus phone or Public Safety (510) 430-5555.

Insurance

All student-athletes are required to have medical insurance and must notify an Athletic Trainer if, at any time throughout the year, their medical insurance is cancelled or changed.

Medications/Banned Substances

All student-athletes are required to report any/all current medications to an Athletic Trainer at the time of their physical and at any point throughout the year if these medications change.  Some prescription medications are banned by the NCAA and proper documentation procedures must be followed to stay compliant.

Note: Nutritional supplements are not strictly regulated and may contain substances banned by the NCAA. For questions regarding medications and nutritional supplements, contact the Dietary Supplement Resource Exchange Center (REC) (password: ncaa3).

Resources and Links:

Sports Medicine Internship

Visiting Team Info 

Participation Information 

Sickle Cell Trait Information

SportsWare Instructions

Student-Athlete Handbook for information on medical clearance, insurance, pregnancy, concussion information, and athletic training room rules.

NCAA Banned Substance list

Drug Free Sport Resource Exchange Center (REC) to look up prescription drugs and supplements (password: ncaa3).