The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville today announced the expansion of its student health services through the addition of a UREC Sports Injury Clinic inside the campus’ Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) building.

UREC will debut the walk-in clinic this fall, with open hours in the evening four days per week. The clinic will provide all students and UREC members with variety of free services, including injury examinations, injury prevention, emergency care and rehabilitation.

Clinic hours will be held by a certified athletic trainer for the benefit of club sports and other student-run programs. The clinic will be under the supervision of UREC’s new graduate assistant for athletic training and licensed AT Avery Rotenberry.

"It is my belief that the clinic will serve as a valuable resource to the patrons of both UREC and the Club and Intramural Sports teams," Rotenberry told uark.edu. "The clinic will serve to educate people on the common injuries that they might sustain while recreating, and the proper steps and preemptive measures needed to prevent injury in the future."

According to Rotenberry, the UREC Sports Injury Clinic is evidence of the university’s commitment to educating students and other members about recreation health and safety, while ensuring that the campus community gets the proper medical attention for sports injuries.

Courtney Cameron is Editorial Assistant of Athletic Business.