Health & Sports Performance

The Health & Sports Performance Department's primary responsibility is to provide student-athletes with opportunities to achieve optimal performance, health and emotional care. The department is overseen by the Senior Associate AD for Health & Sports Performance. The department serves six functions: Sports Medicine, Strength & Conditioning, Sports Nutrition, Sports Psychology, Physical Therapy, and Massage Therapy. The area of sports medicine is comprised of 10 full-time athletic trainers, three graduate-assistant athletic trainers, two physical therapists, a fulltime board certified sports medicine physician, and consulting physicians. The area of Strength & Conditioning staffs a head football strength coach, coordinator of Olympic sports strength & conditioning, seven assistant strength coaches and two interns. In addition, this cutting edge concept of a comprehensive health and sports performance team provides sports psychology, sports nutrition, and massage therapy on site for all athletes. Wellness, injury and sick clinics are held on site in athletic training rooms conducted by our own primary care physician. This clinic provides services that include medical treatments, injections, IV's, and X-ray. Orthopedic surgeons hold on-site clinics throughout the week to examine musculoskeletal injuries. These services are provided through six athletic venues on campus and serve 450 student athletes/ spirit squad members. Comprehensive hospital contracts are held with Baptist Memorial Hospital of North Mississippi and The University of Mississippi Medical Center.

08/14/2013 - Health and Sports Performance

Sports Psychology Provides Mental Edge For...

Ole Miss is one of just three Southeastern Conference athletic departments with a full-time clinical or counseling sports psychologist on staff, along with Vanderbilt and LSU, and one of less than ... Read More [+]

07/31/2013 - Health and Sports Performance

New Facility, Staffing For Ole Miss...

When head football coach Hugh Freeze arrived at Ole Miss, he started requiring breakfast every morning for his players. It not only paid off with a 7-6 season, but it also helped push forward plans... Read More [+]

07/22/2013 - Health and Sports Performance

Resolution Reached in Bennie Abram Case...

The lawsuit concerning the death of former University of Mississippi student-athlete Bennie Abram has been settled with no finding of fault against the university's athletics program, its athletic ... Read More [+]

07/18/2013 - Health and Sports Performance

More Intensity, Faster Tempo In Year Two...

Paul Jackson arrives at his office in the Indoor Practice Facility just before 6 a.m. on Friday morning. Read More [+]

06/13/2013 - Health and Sports Performance

Katie Breathitt Named Muscle Milk Athlete ...

Ole Miss senior track & field/cross country runner Katie Breathitt was recently honored as the Muscle Milk Female Athlete of the Year by the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association ... Read More [+]

05/31/2013 - Health and Sports Performance

SEC Announces Update On Concussions

In June of 2012, the SEC Presidents and Chancellors formed a "Working Group on Concussions," charged with reviewing available research, evaluating diagnosis guidelines, identifying standards of... Read More [+]

04/05/2013 - Health and Sports Performance

WLBT: Ole Miss QB's Re-Injury Risk Lowered...

WLBT's Stephanie Bell-Flynt recently reported on Bo Wallace's clavicle surgery and the rehab process. Read More [+]

11/13/2012 - Health and Sports Performance

Ole Miss Athletics Creates Health And...

Ole Miss' athletic trainers begin treatment and rehabilitation as early as 6 a.m. and are available until the last student-athlete is finished with practice or competition. There are currently six ... Read More [+]

11/13/2012 - Health and Sports Performance

Jones Chairing SEC Working Group On...

The Southeastern Conference has assembled a working group, chaired by Ole Miss Chancellor Dr. Dan Jones, to research and evaluate sports-related concussions as it relates to the SEC. It was... Read More [+]

11/13/2012 - Health and Sports Performance

Miller Joins Freeze's Support Staff

Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze boasts great experience in his support staff, particularly with the addition of John Miller as Assistant Athletics Director for Football Operations.

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