Winston-Salem State University Sports Medicine

All Winston-Salem State University student-athletes receive first-class care from the WSSU Sports Medicine staff which is comprised of a team of certified athletic trainers, family practice physicians, orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine consultants and a group of undergraduate students who are completing clinical experiences in the Department of Human Performance and Sport Sciences.

The Sports Medicine program at WSSU is closely associated with the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Department of Sports Medicine. As a result, all injured student-athletes at WSSU receive immediate attention from physicians with the highest credentials.

The Winston-Salem State University Sports Medicine philosophy is two-fold: to assist in preventing injuries through effective seasonal and research-oriented programs, and to facilitate an aggressive post-injury total-body rehabilitation program for a timely return to competition.

In all cases, the ultimate total well-being of each student-athlete is the top priority. WSSU's aggressive and functional approach encompasses a wide array of Sports Medicine consultants. Several rehabilitation programs may include osteopathic manual medicine, exercise physiology, nutrition, biomechanical evaluations, sports psychiatry, massage therapy and orthopedic surgeons.

The WSSU Sports Medicine staff is comprised of certified athletic trainers: Ian Mushinski, MaEd. and Elizabeth Knight, as well as team orthopedic surgeons Dr. Cristin Ferguson, M.D. and Dr. Freehill, M.D., Laura Litner, D.O., wrapping up our team as our family medicine professional. 


Winston-Salem State University Athletic Training Staff

Head Athletic Trainer

John Lavender

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Ryann Fowler

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Stephanie Davis

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Lindsay Lamond


Click HERE for Parental Information Letter Regarding Partnership and Billing with Wake Forest Baptist Health.

Wake Forest Baptist Staff

Dr. Kevin Coates, M.D.

Laura J. Litner, D.O.

Tryout Information 

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