Sports Medicine Services

The George Washington University’s Department of Athletics and Recreation in collaboration with the George Washington University Hospital is committed to providing high quality medical services to student-athletes currently participating in Club Sports at GW. The Clubs Sports Medicine staff consists of certified Athletic Trainers, a Physical Therapist, and Physicians providing services including event coverage, injury evaluation and management.

How to Make an Appointment

The Sports Medicine Department offers appointments when a club sports athlete is injured during practices or games.  If you are injured during a scheduled club practice or. game (home or away), please follow these steps to be seen by an Athletic Trainer fro an initial assessment. 

1.  Please complete and submit the online Injury Report Form within 48 hours of the injury occurring.

2.  Then make an appointment for the Injury Clinic by visiting the following link:  Access the Club Sports Appointment Calendar

Additional Medical Services

The George Washington University's Colonial Health Center provides a number of services including medical evaluation, medication management, and women's health to name a few. To learn more about these services visit their website or call 202-994-2622.

Mental Health Services is the primary mental health agency for GW students and the rest of the campus community. They support mental health and personal development by collaborating with students to overcome challenges and difficulties that may interfere with academic, emotional, and personal well-being. Professional counselors provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for students to discuss concerns. To learn more about services visit their website or call 202-994-5300.

The Lerner Health and Wellness Center works with a registered dietitian that can guide you toward optimal health with a one-on-one consultation or detailed nutrition counseling. They will educate you about the science of nutrition and help you create a program based on your personal goals. To learn more about this service visit the Campus Recreation website or call 202-994-1626.

Club Sports Medicine Staff

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Chris Duncan, ATC

Chris Duncan has been an Assistant Athletic Trainer at GW since 2006. He recently moved over to the GW Hospital and will work with our club teams this season.  A native of Asheville, N.C., Duncan earned his Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training from Erskine College in 2002 and his Master's of Education in Health and Human Performance from Western Carolina University in 2004. Prior to coming to GW, Duncan served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of Maryland working with the Baseball team from 2004-06. His clinical interests include concussions, knee and shoulder rehabilitation, and technological advances in Athletic Training. He resides in Alexandria, VA with his wife, Marla and son, Christopher, Jr. 
 
Pre-participation screening

It is highly recommended and encouraged to have an annual orthopedic and general physical examination prior to participating in any sporting or physical activity. The George Washington University Colonial Health Center provides complete pre-participation physical examinations. To schedule an appointment, please call 202-994-6827. Fees may apply.

Insurance

It is strongly recommended that all Club Sport student-athletes have an Accidental / Medical insurance plan in effect prior to participating in Club Sport activities. For more information about insurance, see the information provided through the Colonial Health Center.