Athletics

Sports Medicine

The Whitefield Academy sports medicine program provides quality sports preventative and injury care to the students of Whitefield Academy. Our full-time athletic trainers work closely with area physicians and team doctors to provide immediate and sustained care for students while also striving to establish trusting relationships with the athletes, coaching staff, parents, and the medical community.

Dr. Doug Lundy of Resurgeons Orthopedics acts as team physician for all sports at Whitefield Academy. Dr. Lundy (a Whitefield dad) has been volunteering as team physician since 2008, and is a valuable member of the Whitefield Academy sports medicine team.

Whitefield’s athletic training facilities include an ultrasound and stim machine, a game ready, treatment tables, a taping table, spine boards, and defibrillators. The department also has an emergency cart available on-site if needed.

Whitefield Academy’s full-time athletic trainers provide evaluations to determine a safe participation status, preventative bracing and taping, and rehabilitative/reconditioning therapy to any athlete with an injury. Athletes who are not able to participate in practice or contests are monitored while they complete their rehabilitation program. Athletic trainers work with the athlete's treating physician to carry out any rehabilitative therapy prescribed and are prepared to deal with those injuries that occur throughout each practice or contest.

Student WolfPack Athletic Training Program
The Student WolfPack Athletic Training Program (SWAT) is comprised of student volunteers who assist Whitefield Academy’s athletic trainers and team doctors. The students learn many valuable skills throughout the year such as how to treat open wounds, taping techniques, rehabilitation protocols, emergency action steps, and injury diagnosis. All SWAT team members are required to complete an entire season (fall, winter, or spring) in order to earn a varsity letter in athletic training. Through the experience, several of our SWAT team members have found a pssion for athletic training and continued studying it in college.

Felicia Tucker
Head Athletic Trainer
Felicia Tucker joined the WolfPack as head athletic trainer in 2017. Before arriving at Whitefield, she served as head athletic trainer at Agnes Scott College for four years serving seven varsity sports, gained eight years of experience as an assistant athletic trainer at Georgia Tech, and an additional year of experience as assistant athletic trainer at Winston Salem State. Tucker has obtained a B.A. in exercise and sports science from UNC – Chapel Hill and a M.S. in sports medicine from Georgia State University.