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Cleveland State University Sports Medicine Department


The Cleveland State University Sports Medicine Staff is committed to providing the best care to all Viking student athletes. The Cleveland State University Sports Medicine program consists of four NATABOC certified staff athletic trainers, one intern, four affiliated team physicians, and many local allied health care providers and specialists.

Certified athletic trainers are educated and highly skilled allied health care professionals. In cooperation with physicians and other allied health care providers, certified athletic trainers function as members of the athletic health care team. Athletic trainers are required to maintain Continuing Education Requirements by their national certifying body (National Athletic Training Association Board of Certification) and the State of Ohio.

All Certified Athletic Trainers are competent in the following areas:

  • Risk Management and Injury Prevention
  • Pathology of Injuries and Illnesses
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Acute Care of Injury and Illness
  • Therapeutic Modalities
  • Health Care Administration
  • Nutritional Aspects of Injury and Illness
  • Professional Development and Responsibility

The sports medicine department is under the guidance of Dr. Marie Schaefer, sports health physician, and Dr. James Rosneck, orthopedic surgeon, from Cleveland Clinic Sports Health.

Benefiting from the two of the finest athletic training rooms in Division athletics, Viking student athletes are cared for with muscle stimulators, ultrasound, whirlpools, and other state of the art rehabilitation equipment. The athletic training rooms are located at the Wolstein Center and the Woodling Gymnasium.

Cleveland State University Athletic Training Services is directed by head athletics trainer Jackie Wise, associate head athletics trainer Max Benton and assistant athletics trainers Richard Beninghof, Michael Spriggs, Kelsey Ivancic, Brittany Mangan and two athletic training intern.

The goals of the Cleveland State University Sports Medicine Staff are to prevent athletic injuries as much as possible through effective injury prevention programs and to return injured athletes to their previous competitive status in the safest and quickest manner.

Important LINKS for Student-Athletes and Parents:

Cleveland State Insurance Program 

General Information for New & Current Student Athletes and Parents
Important Insurance Information- Please Read
Try-Out Information

Pre-Participation Forms - Physical Forms and Consent/Waiver Forms

Athletic Training Room- Woodling Gymnasium
2121 Euclid Avenue SB6, Cleveland OH 44115
(o) 216.687.4806    (f) 216.687.9267 
Main Facility- Hours of Operation: 9:00am- 6:00pm

Athletic Training Room- Wolstein Center
2000 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland OH 44115
(o) 216.687.5287    (f) 216.687.9345
Satellite Facility- Hours of Operation will vary

Other Important Numbers:
Campus Police- 216.687.2111
Cleveland State University Health Center- 216.687.3649
Cleveland Clinic- 216.986.4000 
St. Vincent Hospital- 216.861.6200
Lutheran Hospital- 216.696.4300
Walgreens (Lakewood)- 216.227.1373
CVS (E.9th St.)- 216.621.0132