"The health of our student-athletes is a top priority. St. Elizabeth and Commonwealth Orthopaedics join us in our commitment to enhancing the experience of our student-athletes through world-class care," said NKU Director of Athletics Ken Bothof, in a recent announcement regarding the school’s plan to extend medical services to its more than 250 student-athletes.
St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centers will bring their collective sports medicine and athletic training expertise to NKU’s Division I teams. The partnership will add two additional full-time athletic trainers to the staff covering the Norse, while also providing a physical therapist who will be on campus three times per week.
Meanwhile, a registered dietician will be on hand to help education NKU’s student-athletes in maintaining balanced nutrition while juggling study and sports.
St. Elizabeth has engaged the university in partnership extensively in recent years; just this past year, the organization contributed $8 million to support the design and construction of simulation facilities in NKU’s new Health Innovation Center, which is set to open in 2018.
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