Sports Medicine

  • Mission Statement

    The Dean College Sports Medicine Department provides professional health care services for all sport and dance athletes enrolled at the college. This health care includes: injury evaluations, treatments and rehabilitation of injuries sustained during supervised practices, games, dance classes and performances in accordance with the mission of the college.


    All students are automatically enrolled in and charged for the Dean College Student Health Plan unless proof of comparable coverage is provided. If a student has her or his own health insurance and declines enrollment in the College health plan, the student must complete the online Dean College Insurance Waiver Form. (This link is only available during specific enrollment dates):  

    • Fall Semester - June 1 through September 15
    • Spring Semester - December 1 through February 1 

    It is important to note that the burden of proof of participating in a SHP approved health insurance with comparable coverage falls on the student.

    By completing and submitting the insurance waiver, the student accepts responsibility for all medical and/or mental health expenses incurred should his/her own insurance prove insufficient.

    The Athletic Department maintains a catastrophic health insurance policy that may provide student athletes, who are injured while participating in an intercollegiate sport, with additional benefits. This policy is for medical expenses incurred by a student athlete after a $25,000 deductible has been satisfied.  Any payments made by your health insurance company and your out-of-pocket expenses are applied towards this deductible.

    Concussion Protocol

    All head coaches are required to complete concussion awareness testing; additionally, all athletes experiencing concussion symptoms must be cleared by our full-time athletic trainers prior to return to the playing field.

    Meet the Medical Staff

    Brian S. Stefanik
    Med, LATC, EMT CSCS Licensed Athletic Trainer
    (508) 541-1818
    Brian received Masters in Education from Springfield College in 1992, and his Bachelor of Science in Education from Syracuse University in 1990.

    Ricky Pimble
    Med, LATC Licensed Athletic Trainer
    (508) 541- 1823
    Ricky received his Masters in Athletic Training from Bridgewater State University in 2010 and his Bachelor of Science degree in 2008.

    Amanda Donahue
    M.S., LATC Licensed Athletic Trainer
    (508) 541-1813
    Amanda received her Master of Science in Kinesiology from University of Illinois in 2012 and her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Northeastern University in 2010.

    Dr. Joseph Pugleasa
    MD, Team Orthopedic
    (508) 458-4300


    Dean College is equipped with 2 state of the art medical training rooms serving the athletics department and the Joan Palladino School of Dance. Athletics training room is located in Pieri gymnasium room 5 and dance athletic training room located in basement of campus center.

    Athletics Hours of Operation
    Monday - Friday
    9-11am Appointments Only
    11-3pm Evaluations, treatments  and rehabilitation
    3-8pm Practice Supervision

    School of Dance Hours of Operation
    9:30-5:30 Evaluations, treatments, rehabilitation Medical Services

    Medical Supplies
    Water, ice, bottles, splints and crutches are provided for all visiting teams.  Moist heat is only provided accompanied with a doctor prescription.

    A licensed certified athletic trainer will supervise all home games. For home football games; board certified orthopedic and an ambulance will be on-site assisting the certified athletic trainer with medical supervision.

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