Sports Medicine


Athletic Training Fax Number: (802) 447-4652


Pat Deedy, M.S., LAT, ATC

Head Athletic Trainer
(802) 447-4670

 Becca Swart, LAT, ATC

Assistant Athletic Trainer
(802) 447-4602



About SVC Sports Medicine

Southern Vermont Athletics provides a variety of sports medicine services available to all student-athletes. Services that are provided during student-athletes' respective sports seasons include, but are not limited to: preventative treatment, injury assessment, pre and post-practice or game treatment, injury rehabilitation, and referrals to area health care. Off season services are also available by request of the student-athlete. Additional Physical Therapy and Orthopedic services are also available for Southern Vermont College student-athletes.


SVC Sports Medicine Mission

The Sports Medicine Department at SVC is committed to providing the best possible care to student-athletes. The Sports Medicine staff works to prevent, assess, and rehabilitate athletic injuries, as well as provide acute health care and follow up care to injured student-athletes. In addition to the support of athletic injuries, the Sports Medicine Department is available for any other health-related concerns that student-athletes may have.


The Athletic Training Room

The Sports Medicine staff works out of the Athletic Training Room, which is located in the Mountaineer Athletic Center and is accessible to student-athletes throughout the day. The Athletic Training Room is open one hour before practice and closes 30 minutes after the end of practice. On game days, the Athletic Training Room is open two hours prior to play and closes 30 minutes after the conclusion of play. More detailed hours of operation are posted outside the Athletic Training Room.

The Athletic Training Room includes an evaluation table, taping table, and two treatment tables with the following modalities available; hydrocollator, ice, Game Ready, Normatec, whirlpool, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound. Satellite Athletic Training stations are available at all campus home athletic events throughout the athletic seasons.


Game Coverage

A licensed athletic trainer will be available at all traditional-season home contests. Emergency equipment available at events include: ice, water, crutches, vacuum splints, and an AED.


Certified Athletic Trainers

Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied health care profession.

Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly-qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by state licensure statutes. The NATA Code of Ethics states the principles of ethical behavior that should be followed in the practice of athletic training.

Athletic trainers are sometimes confused with personal trainers. There is, however, a large difference in the education, skill set, job duties, and patients of an athletic trainer and a personal trainer. The athletic training academic curriculum and clinical training follows the medical model. Athletic trainers must graduate from an accredited baccalaureate or master’s program, and 70% of ATs have a master’s degree. Learn more about the education of athletic trainers.


Excess Accidental Insurance

All student-athletes are required to have a primary Health Insurance provider. Proof of coverage must be submitted at the beginning of each school year. Each academic year, Southern Vermont College provides its varsity athletes with an Excess Accidental Insurance Policy. This coverage is only for injuries relating to athletic participation. Student-athletes who sustain non-athletic related injuries are not covered under this policy, but would rather be covered under their own primary Health Insurance.

Please refer to the information below for specific information regarding this coverage:

Mutual of Omaha
Special Risk Service
Attn: NCAA Basic Accident Medical Program
P.O. Box 31156
Omaha, NE 68131
O: 1-800-524-2324

F: 402-351-4732

 Intercollegiate sports: Baseball, M/W Basketball, W Lacrosse, M/W Soccer, M/W Cross Country/Track & Field, M/W Volleyball

  • Policy Year: August 1, 2018 – August 1, 2019
  • Loss Period: initial treatment received within 90 days of accident date
  • Benefit Period: benefits payable for 52 weeks from accident date
  • Accident Medical Deductible per Injury: $500 (reducing)
  • Percentage Payable: 100%
  • Expense Maximum: $75,000 per injury
  • Policy Number: SR2014IN-05085-812 

Any student-athlete obtaining an injury as a result of participation in any of the above named intercollegiate sports at Southern Vermont College must report said injury to the Sports Medicine staff immediately. An incident report will be filed by the Sports Medicine staff and submitted to Mutual of Omaha. Primary Health Insurance Explanation of Benefits (EOB) for the injury will need to be submitted to Mutual of Omaha by the Student-Athlete. If you would like to obtain a copy of the policy, please contact Pat Deedy, Head Athletic Trainer.



Southern Vermont College does not promote the use of any supplements for athletic performance. Southern Vermont College adheres to any and all NCAA regulations for drugs and sports supplements. Supplements are not encouraged to take the place of proper nutritional and daily meals. The athletic trainer and coaching staff of Southern Vermont College believe that hard work, dedication, and proper nutrition will provide the student-athlete will the proper foundation to achieve maximal sports performance results. Any student-athlete questions regarding supplements can schedule a meeting with the athletic trainer.


Pre-participation Paperwork

Athlete Connection Instructions

Freshman/Transfer Student-athlete Health Packet

Returning Student-athlete Health Packet


SVC Athletic Training Policies & Guidelines

Lightening Safety Protocol

Hot Weather Practice Policy

Cold Weather Practice Policy

Graduated Return-to-Learn Guidelines

Concussion Safety/Head Injury Guidelines

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