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From left to right: Christy Turnbow, Nicole Stevens, Imann Rollins

Outreach Athletic Training program

Helping local athletes

VCU Sports Medicine provides athletic trainers for health care services at high schools, universities and other sporting events in the Richmond area. VCU Sports Medicine’s Outreach Athletic Training program also offers pre-participation physicals for athletes.

Certified athletic trainers (ATC) are allied health care professionals who are experts in injury prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation. The presence of an ATC ensures a safe environment for athletic participation. ATC’s prepare athletes for practice, evaluate injured athletes and provide first aid, treatment, referral and rehabilitation. ATCs also provide services that are collaborative with VCU Sports Medicine physicians and also work with other community health care providers such as pediatricians, primary care physicians and physical therapists, making communication and follow up care much more effective and efficient.

VCU Sports Medicine’s Outreach Athletic Training program services include:

  • Daily athletic training coverage for NCAA and high school sports
  • Injury evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation
  • Injury triage (referral of athletic injuries to the appropriate medical provider)
  • Strengthening, conditioning and flexibility training and prevention programs
  • Concussion awareness and treatment

VCU Sports Medicine Outreach Athletic Training program affiliations:

  • Virginia Union University
  • Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School
  • Richard Bland College Athletics

If you have questions regarding our Outreach Athletic Training program, please call (804) 828-0822.

  • Meet our Outreach Athletic Training staff

    Imann Rollins, M.S., ATC

    Rollins joined VCU Sports Medicine in July of 2016. She will serve as an outreach athletic trainer at Virginia Union University. She previously worked for LaGrange College from 2013 to 2016 as an assistant athletic trainer, where she had experience with volleyball, swimming, football, women’s basketball, and baseball. She also volunteers with National Scholastic Athletics Foundation, where she helps provide medical coverage for New Balance Outdoor and Indoor National Track Meets.

    Rollins developed her love for athletic training as undergraduate student at Elizabeth City State University. She earned her bachelors of science from ECSU in 2010. While at ECSU, she was a member of the women’s softball team for two years. Florida International University is where she earned her masters of science in athletic training.

    Nicole Stevens, M.S., ATC

    Nicole joined VCU Sports Medicine in December 2013 and served as the outreach athletic trainer at Virginia Union University from December 2013 to June 2015. Beginning in June 2015 she began working in the VCU Sports Medicine clinic as a Certified Athletic Trainer/Physician Extender. She will continue to help coordinate all aspects of the athletic training outreach program for VCU Sports Medicine.

    Nicole previously worked for Bon Secours Sports Medicine from 2012-2013 and served as the head athletic trainer at Thomas Jefferson High School. From 2007-12, she worked as an assistant athletic trainer with VCU Athletics, where her primary focus was the women’s basketball and men’s golf teams. She was a part of a women’s basketball program that made four WNIT postseason appearances, an NCAA tournament appearance and had three players drafted to the WNBA. She served as an athletic training intern with VCU field hockey and both men’s and women’s tennis teams from 2004-06. Nicole spent the 2006-07 season at Virginia’s West Point High School as head athletic trainer. While working with West Point High School, she also served as an exercise specialist at Tidewater Physical Therapy, Inc., in Williamsburg, Va.

    A native of Newport News, Va., Stevens earned her B.S. in Exercise Science from Campbell University in 2004 and her M.S. in Exercise Science and Health Promotion with a focus in Rehabilitation Sciences from California University of Pennsylvania in 2006.

    Christy Turnbow, M.S., ATC, PES

    Christy joined the VCU Sports Medicine team in March 2014 as a certified athletic trainer. She serves as the head athletic trainer for Maggie Walker Governor’s School, where she provides medical coverage for 16 varsity and junior varsity sports. Turnbow previously worked with VCU Athletics as an intern athletic trainer from 2002-03, where her main sports coverage was women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s track and field. She then accepted a rehab tech position at VCU Sports Medicine in the physical therapy department from 2002-14. She worked as an assistant athletic trainer at St. Catherine’s School from 2009-12. Christy also coordinates athletic training coverage for River City Sport and Social Club, and has worked a variety of events including USA Indoor Field Hockey, AAU karate, AAU basketball and ultimate frisbee, as well as a variety of camps and tournaments.

    Christy received a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in rehabilitative services with a focus in substance abuse from VCU in 2001. She earned her M.S. in exercise science and health promotion with a focus in performance enhancement and injury prevention from California University of Pennsylvania in 2007. Christy also holds the credential of Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

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