Athletic Training

COVID-19 Response

Athletic Trainers are available for you.

  • To schedule a telephone session with a UNCSA athletic trainer, call 336-770-3288 between the hours of 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • You can also email and use secure messaging through the online Student Health Portal.

Student Health Portal

The UNCSA Athletic Training staff is comprised of three licensed athletic trainers, one of whom is also a licensed physical therapist. Athletic trainers (ATs) work collaboratively with physicians to support student-artist health and performance by helping to identify, treat, and prevent injuries and other musculoskeletal conditions. Our athletic trainers are nationally certified by the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) and are licensed by the North Carolina Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners (NCBATE).

Athletic training services are available to students in all disciplines, and visits are covered by the student health fee. Make an appointment online today, call (336) 770-3288, or come by the Wellness Center on the top floor of Hanes Student Commons.

We are well acquainted with the unique demands of conservatory life and dedicated to serving our dynamic population with the same passion each student brings to his or her studies. We work with each individual to determine goals for treatment and to create a plan for a safe and successful return to activity. This process often includes eliciting parental input and support, which can be especially important when students are far from home.

We also collaborate with faculty members when appropriate to ensure a comprehensive approach to injury management and prevention. And, of course, we enjoy working with other healthcare professionals both on campus and out in the community to provide the best care for our students.

Athletic Training Student Opportunities
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts welcomes athletic training students with interest and enthusiasm to work in the performing arts. We encourage students to contact us for observation experiences and to apply for internships.

Athletic Trainer Receives Award
2014 NC Emerging Practices Athletic Trainer of the Year

"We don't just get them back on stage, but often can help the students become stronger than before," said Laura Santos."We do a lot of education with our students to prevent injuries in the first place. Things we teach them here will last them throughout their careers."

Meet Laura Santos