Sports Medicine


Athletic Training Fax Number: (802) 447-4652


Pat Deedy, M.S., LAT, ATC

Head Athletic Trainer
(802) 447-4670

 Becca Swart, LAT, ATC

Assistant Athletic Trainer
(802) 447-4602



Sports Medicine

Southern Vermont Athletics provides a variety of sports medicine services available to all student-athletes. All available services are free to student-athletes and included during their respective sport seasons. Off season services are also available by request of the student-athlete. Additional Physical Therapy and Orthopedic services are also available for Southern Vermont College student-athletes.


Athletic Training

The Southern Vermont College Athletic Training Department works with the coaching staff to ensure the safety of the student-athletes during athletic participation. The Athletic Training program works to prevent, assess, and rehabilitate athletic injuries, as well as provide acute health care and follow up care to injured athletes. In addition to the support of athletic injuries, the Athletic Training Department is available for any health related concerns by the student-athletes

The Athletic Training Room is located within the Mountaineer Athletic Center and is accessible to student-athletes throughout the day. The Athletic Training Room includes an evaluation table, taping table, and two treatment tables with the following modalities available; hydrocollator, ice, whirlpool, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound. Satellite Athletic Training stations are available at all campus home athletic events throughout the athletic seasons.

The Athletic Training Department works closely with additional medical care providers including physical therapy and orthopedic professionals for any existing or acute injury needs.


Excess Accidental Insurance

All student-athletes are required to have a primary Health Insurance provider. Proof of coverage must be submitted at the beginning of each school year. Each academic year, Southern Vermont College provides its varsity athletes with an Excess Accidental Insurance Policy. This coverage is only for injuries relating to athletic participation. Student-athletes who sustain non-athletic related injuries are not covered under this policy, but would rather be covered under their own primary Health Insurance.

Please refer to the information below for specific information regarding this coverage:

Mutual of Omaha
Special Risk Service
Attn: NCAA Basic Accident Medical Program
P.O. Box 31156
Omaha, NE 68131
O: 1-800-524-2324

F: 402-351-4732

 Intercollegiate sports: Baseball, M/W Basketball, W Lacrosse, M/W Soccer, M/W Cross Country/Track & Field, M/W Volleyball

  • Policy Year: August 1, 2018 – August 1, 2019
  • Loss Period: initial treatment received within 90 days of accident date
  • Benefit Period: benefits payable for 52 weeks from accident date
  • Accident Medical Deductible per Injury: $500 (reducing)
  • Percentage Payable: 100%
  • Expense Maximum: $75,000 per injury
  • Policy Number: SR2014IN-05085-812 

Any student-athlete obtaining an injury as a result of participation in any of the above named intercollegiate sports at Southern Vermont College must report said injury to the Sports Medicine staff immediately. An incident report will be filed by the Sports Medicine staff and submitted to Mutual of Omaha. Primary Health Insurance Explanation of Benefits (EOB) for the injury will need to be submitted to Mutual of Omaha by the Student-Athlete. If you would like to obtain a copy of the policy, please contact Pat Deedy, Head Athletic Trainer.



Southern Vermont College does not promote the use of any supplements for athletic performance. Southern Vermont College adheres to any and all NCAA regulations for drugs and sports supplements. Supplements are not encouraged to take the place of proper nutritional and daily meals. The athletic trainer and coaching staff of Southern Vermont College believe that hard work, dedication, and proper nutrition will provide the student-athlete will the proper foundation to achieve maximal sports performance results. Any student-athlete questions regarding supplements can schedule a meeting with the athletic trainer.


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