THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University and Thibodaux Regional Medical
Center signed an agreement Wednesday, Sept. 10, designating the medical
center as the official sports medicine provider of Nicholls Athletics.
As a part of the agreement, Thibodaux Regional Health System’s
certified athletic trainers will provide sports medicine services to Colonel
student-athletes during practices, competitions and games. The medical
center may also provide services to campus intramural teams as well.
"Thanks to this great partnership with Thibodaux Regional Medical
Center, our student-athletes will have access to more robust athletic
training and physical therapy services, helping ensure their health and
safety while participating in competitive athletics," said Dr. Bruce
Murphy, president of Nicholls State University. "Nicholls is proud
of this mutually beneficial agreement and continues to seek out opportunities
to team up with the various outstanding businesses in our region."
Students of Nicholls’ athletics training degree program in the College
of Nursing and Allied Health will also benefit, gaining the opportunity
to work with Thibodaux Regional Health System’s certified professional
athletic trainers at Nicholls sporting events.
”Nicholls State University is an asset to the entire Bayou Region,”
said Greg Stock, CEO of Thibodaux Regional Health System. “Thibodaux
Regional and Nicholls have a long history of collaboration and this is
one more step in our ongoing relationship. Through this new sports medicine
partnership, the hospital will help enhance student-athlete performance,
wellness, and safety through education and evidence-based practices.”
Thibodaux Regional Health System, a 180-bed acute care facility, is nationally-recognized
for providing quality care and outstanding service. In addition to providing
inpatient and outpatient care, medical center services offered include
Heart Surgery, Medical and Radiation Oncology, Neurology, Neurosurgery,
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Women’s
Services, and Inpatient and Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation Services.
Thibodaux Regional’s Sports Medicine Center is the Bayou Region’s
first comprehensive sports medicine program, and utilizes a team of Certified
Athletic Trainers, Fellowship-Trained Sports Medicine Physicians, and
Orthopedic Sports Medicine Trained Physical Therapists, to effectively
manage injuries and safely return athletes to the game. The Center also
offers injury prevention programs to assist athletes and coaches with
the latest tools and techniques to improve athletic conditioning and performance.
To learn more about the Sports Medicine Center of Thibodaux Regional, visit
www.thibodaux.com or call 985-493-4502.
The Nicholls campus is home to 14 NCAA Division I sports teams and hundreds
of student athletes. The campus also offers a four-year bachelor’s
degree program in athletic training, preparing students to become health
professionals specializing in preventative care of sports injuries. The
athletic training education program is accredited by the Commission on
Accreditation Athletic Training Education.
For more information on Nicholls athletics visit
geauxcolonels.com. For more information on Nicholls athletic training program, visit