With eight certified athletic trainers, a state-of-the art weight room staffed by five strength and conditioning coaches, and the resources of the nearby Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine, Tulane student-athletes are provided with the best opportunities to gain a physical edge as well as maintain health and athletic wellness. In addition, Tulane's wellness staff includes a nutritionist available to meet with student-athletes to provide a program for healthy diet and nutrition in accordance with each individual's goals.
The Earl "Bubba" Porche Athletic Training Room
Named in honor of longtime Tulane trainer Earl "Bubba" Porche, the Tulane Athletic Training Room is the primary medical treatment facility for all Tulane student-athletes, where all practice preparation, illness and injury prevention and treatment, and rehabilitation takes place. The staff stays apprised of the latest in injury treatment and rehabilitation, and uses state-of-the-art modalities and equipment, including electrical stimulations/ultrasound machines, whirlpools, a full-size Jacuzzi and a Biodex isokinetic testing/rehabilitation unit to provide the utmost in student-athlete care. The athletic training staff stays on the cutting edge of medical technology by using computerized injury tracking systems that are PDA compatible.
The Tulane athletic trainers work closely with the physicians and staff at the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine (TISM) - one of the premier sports medicine facilities in the nation. Located adjacent to the McWilliams Athletics Complex , TISM integrates clinical management, research and education with the resources of a world-renowned medical school and hospital.
TISM includes physicians' offices where the Tulane team physicians see patients, a physical therapy department, a biomechanics lab, full x-ray capabilities and a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit. These facilities, along with the athletic training room, allow the sports medicine staff to provide Tulane student-athletes with the highest quality of sports medicine care.
The Henry Frnka Weight Room
Under the direction of strength and conditioning coach Russ Buller, the facility has developed an intense and hard-working, yet enjoyable, atmosphere. Buller and his staff closely monitor the implementation and progress of a proactive sport-specific program designed to improve flexibility, speed, power, agility and strength.
The goals of the staff are to help each student-athlete reach his or her peak physical performance while maximizing injury prevention. All student-athletes receive personal training and instruction that specifically enhances athletic performance in their respective sport. The strength and conditioning facility is an integral part of Tulane's on-field success.
The weight room is furnished with equipment from Powerlift, Life Fitness and Hammer Strength. The facility also is equipped with Dynamax medicine balls, hurdles, plyometric boxes and assorted speed and agility equipment. The weight room also features Life Fitness stationary bikes, elliptical cross trainers and treadmills to ensure cardiovascular fitness. Strength and conditioning is a critical element in the wellness plan for every Tulane student-athlete.