Athletic Training Outreach Upper ArlingtonAt Ohio State Sports Medicine, we’re committed to the health and wellness of our community by extending our elite-level athletic care far beyond our campus.

We work closely with school districts, athletic departments, club and recreational organizations, sports performance facilities and many other local organizations to meet their athletic medical care needs.

In general, we offer our partners:

  • Injury assessments
  • On-site injury care
  • Emergency action planning
  • Rehabilitation
  • Preventive care

Additional services are available and can be tailored to your school or organization’s needs.

What services do we provide to our partners?

The services we offer can be as flexible and dynamic as the athletes we serve. Whether your organization’s needs are on the field during a game, on site at your facility or inside one of our many health care locations, Ohio State Sports Medicine offers a full spectrum of services and resources.

Among the services we provide:

Many of our staff members have become integral parts of the groups they serve. Their expertise and care are trusted by athletes, coaches and parents alike.

How to partner with Ohio State Sports Medicine?

We’d love to discuss how our sports medicine services can be tailored to your organization’s needs.

To get started, email us at or fill out our form.

Why partner with Ohio State?

Our Sports Medicine outreach program is both comprehensive and customizable. Our partners enjoy on-site support as well as priority access to the expertise of our entire sports medicine team:

  • Athletic trainers
  • Nutritionists
  • Physical therapists
  • Physicians
  • Sports psychologists
  • Strength coaches

Our team of experts have extensive experience working with athletes of all levels — from recreational to elite. We understand that one situation is never the same as the next and collaborate regularly with coaches, parents, physicians, physical therapists and other health care providers to ensure athletes receive the best possible care.

From education and prevention strategies to injury assessment and rehabilitation, we provide the full range of care to keep athletes healthy and performing at their best.

An Ohio State athletic trainer watching a first responder exercise in the Tactile Athlete program

What does “priority access” to our team mean?

We believe faster access to Ohio State’s experts translates to more efficient progress for you. Our partners — and their athletes — can contact athletic trainers directly and, if needed, schedule in-office appointments on a priority scheduling basis.

Our staff members regularly communicate with partners so that they can answer questions, provide recommendations or fine-tune treatment plans. You have more than just the benefit of a team of experts — you have the promise of a genuine, long-lasting relationship that’s with you every step of the way.

two athletic trainers smiling

How our athletic trainers help on the sideline

During sporting events, athletic trainers, along with team physicians, are present on the sidelines, ready to evaluate and diagnose injured athletes on the spot. Athletic trainers are highly skilled and are relied on for injury assessment, illness prevention, emergency care, concussion evaluation and return-to-play decisions.

An Ohio State athletic trainer correcting a dancer's posture

How our partnerships go beyond schools

Our Tactical Athlete program is built around the real-life situations facing law enforcement officers, firefighters and first responders. Members of our staff are embedded in local public safety departments and work directly with these first responders. By training tactical employees as elite athletes, the program helps them to better navigate the physical and psychological stresses surrounding them.

Similarly, our Performing Arts Medicine program provides specialized care for dancers, gymnasts, musicians, figure skaters and other active artists. Through educational workshops and injury checks as well as regular on-site medical coverage for performing artists and at shows, this program supports the health and wellness of the central Ohio performing arts community.

Meet our outreach athletic trainers

Get to know our licensed athletic trainers who work throughout the community at our partner schools, clubs and organizations. If you are interested in joining our team, email to learn about open opportunities, or visit our careers page.

Meet the team

Who are our current partners?

Ohio State is proud to support many schools and organizations across central Ohio.


  • Big Walnut Schools
  • Columbus Academy
  • Columbus City Schools
  • Columbus School for Girls
  • Granville Schools
  • Licking Heights Schools
  • Olentangy Local School District
  • Upper Arlington City Schools

Collegiate partners

  • Capital University athletics
  • Denison University athletics
  • The Ohio State University athletics

Professional teams

  • Columbus Clippers
  • Ohio Roller Derby

Clubs and groups

  • Columbus Eastside Running Club
  • Columbus Westside Running Club
  • Ohio State club and recreational sports
  • Ohio State ROTC

Performing arts organizations

  • BalletMet Columbus
  • Ohio State Department of Dance
  • Ohio State School of Music

Events and facilities

  • Bo Jackson's Elite Sports
  • Pelotonia
  • Pickle and Chill Recreation Center
  • REP Fieldhouse
  • Ross TriFit Challenge
  • Special Olympics Ohio

Public safety departments

  • Franklin County Sheriff’s Office
  • Mifflin Township Division of Fire
  • Plain Township Fire Department
  • Upper Arlington Fire Division
athletic trainers stretching a patient

Learn more about our outreach program on Health & Discovery

Our partnership with schools and organizations provides crucial care to keep athletes and active professionals healthy. Learn more about the role our team members play throughout the community.

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