Sports Medicine


Mission Statement

The Wells College sports medicine staff strives to provide every student-athlete with the most comprehensive and highest quality health care available. The department will offer this care in a professional, efficient and compassionate manner. The primary goal of the sports medicine department is to create a positive healthy recovery experience, an improved quality of life and a safe return to full athletic participation with continued athletic success. Any care given will be in support of the Athletic Department's goals and mission as well as the mission of Wells College.

A full-time certified athletic trainer works in conjunction with the college’s team physicians. Together they provide  prompt and comprehensive medical care to all Wells College student-athletes.  The athletic training staff’s responsibilities include covering practice and competition as well as traveling with the team as deemed appropriate. Specifically, each athletic trainer is responsible for evaluating and assessing athletic injuries, administering first aid and injury care, making medical referrals and establishing treatments and the rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletic injuries/illnesses. The staff also spends a significant amount of time in the education of student-athletes with respect to injury prevention, nutrition and psychological support in dealing with injuries. Both athletic trainers are certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association and licensed by the state of New York.

Head Athletic Trainer
Zach VanNostrand
Office: 315-364-3433
Fax: 315-364-3349


Team Physicians
Dr. Heather McAdam
Community Medical Center

The Community Medical Center strives to provide the highest quality of patient-centered services for student-athletes. Our providers and medical staff are highly trained and experienced to deliver a full range of diagnostic and treatment services. It is staffed by two physicians and a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. The Medical Center also has a provider on call 24 hours for emergency situations. The Community Medical Center is located at the northwest corner on the Wells College campus.


Nutrition and Sport Performance

Professional Associations

Sickle Cell Information
Sickle Cell Handout (.pdf)
NCAA Sickle Cell Video