Athletic Training

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES:

Bowdoin College Athletic Training Department is committed to the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of all athletic injuries sustained to our student athletes.  Our department is comprised of 5 full time NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainers and 1 licensed physical therapist.  In order to provide a standard of excellence in sports medicine, the athletic training department is supported by the medical director of the college and team physician from OA Centers for Orthopedics.  

The Athletic Training Department believes that the needs of the student-athlete shall always be the first consideration.  Our athletic trainers are dedicated to using whatever technology is available and affordable in the delivery of  these services.  We will remain committed to the continuous upgrading of the education, clinical skills development and equipment used in the delivery of athletic training services so that our student-athletes will be assured of the most modern care available in the country.

The NCAA Sports Medicine Handbook developed by the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports and the National Athletic Trainers Association's  Policy Statements are used as a guide in establishing recommendations and procedures for preventing and managing athletic related injuries at Bowdoin College. A detailed Policy & Procedures Manual for athletic training is available for review in the athletic director's office and the athletic training facility


Athletic Training Services Are Provided for:
1. Bowdoin College Varsity Intercollegiate Athletics.
2. Visiting Intercollegiate teams scheduled to participate at Bowdoin College.

Athletic Training Information
Sport participation in intercollegiate athletics involves an inherent risk of injury, and the student-athlete must share in the responsibility of prevention through following established safety protocols, communicating and reporting injuries to the athletic training staff in a timely manner, reporting for treatments and rehabilitation as directed.

All injuries must be reported to the athletic training staff for evaluation, treatment and referral. Medical referral will be  made when deemed necessary. The role of the athletic training staff is to assist the athlete in returning to sport participation following an injury as quickly and safely as possible. In order to return the athlete safely back to sport participation, coaches and athletes must immediately inform the athletic training staff of all injuries sustained while participating in sports. The athlete must also directly communicate any concerns that he/she may have regarding his/her injury evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation program to the athletic training staff.

 Bowdoin College Athletic Training and the team physician have the final authority to determine when a student-athlete is removed or withheld from participation due to an injury, an  illness or pregnancy. In addition, clearance for that individual to return to activity is solely the responsibility of the college and/or team's physician (or that physician's designated representative). 

Additional Resources(Click Links For More Info)
- Travel Nutrition (.pdf file)
- Center for Drug Free Sport
- Bowdoin College Health Center 
- Jet Lag Information (.pdf file)
- Sleep and Performance Information Sheet (.pdf file)
- Bowdoin College Counseling
- CDC Index
- CDC Flu Vaccine Fact Sheet
- CDC Concussion
- Eat-to-Compete Sports Nutrition
- DrugWatch.com

NCAA Student-Athlete Information (Click Links For More Info)
- NCAA Nutrition and Performance
- NCAA Student-Athlete Concussion Fact Sheet (.pdf file)
- NCAA ADHD Policy
- NCAA Supplement Policy
- NCAA Drug Policies
- NCAA Sickle Cell Trait Fact Sheet
- NCAA Hydration


Contact Information

Dan Davies, Director of Athletic Training
Phone: 207-725-3018; Fax: 207-725-3019; Email: ddavies@bowdoin.edu
Coverage for: Football / Swimming/ Squash / Indoor track / Softball / Outdoor Track

Megan Thompson, Associate Head Athletic Trainer
Phone: 207-725-3942; Email: mthomps2@bowdoin.edu
Coverage for: Men's Soccer / Swimming / Squash / Indoor track / Men's Lacrosse / Sailing (fall)

Laura Booi, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Phone: 207-725-3696; Email: lmorris@bowdoin.edu
Coverage for: Field Hockey / Men's & Women's Basketball / Women's Lacrosse / Cross-Country / Nordic Skiing / Tennis / Sailing (spring)

Joe Shaw, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Phone: 207-725-3335; Email: jshaw2@bowdoin.edu
Coverage for: Women's Rugby (fall) / Men's Ice Hockey / Golf / Baseball / Men's Tennis

Gretchen Appleby, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Phone: 207-725-4280; Email: gappleby@bowdoin.edu
Coverage for: Women's Soccer / Women's Ice Hockey / Fall Tennis / Men's & Women's Rugby (spring)

Morgan Ruetty, Part-Time Athletic Trainer
Phone: 207-725-3772; Email: mruetty@bowdoin.edu
Coverage for: Men's Rugby (fall)

Peter Clark, Part-Time Athletic Trainer
Phone: 207-798-4143; Email: pclark@bowdoin.edu
Coverage for:
Women's Volleyball

Scott Hannigan, Physical Therapist
Phone: 207-721-8411; Email: SHannigan@orthoassociates.com

Team Doctor: Michael Pleacher, MD
Phone: (207) 721-8411
OA Centers for Orthopaedics
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