Winston-Salem State University Sports Medicine

All Winston-Salem State University student-athletes receive first-class care from the WSSU Sports Medicine staff which is comprised of a team of certified athletic trainers, family practice physicians, orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine consultants and a group of undergraduate students who are completing clinical experiences in the Department of Human Performance and Sport Sciences.

The Sports Medicine program at WSSU is closely associated with the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Department of Sports Medicine.  As a result, all injured student-athletes at WSSU receive immediate attention from physicians with the highest credentials.

The Winston-Salem State University Sports Medicine philosophy is two-fold: to assist in preventing injuries through effective seasonal and research-oriented programs, and to facilitate an aggressive post-injury total-body rehabilitation program for a timely return to competition.

In all cases, the ultimate total well being of each student-athlete is the top priority.  WSSU's aggressive and functional approach encompasses a wide array of Sports Medicine consultants.  Several rehabilitation programs may include osteopathic manual medicine, exercise physiology, nutrition, biomechanical evaluations, sports psychiatry, massage therapy and orthopedic surgeons.

The WSSU Sports Medicine staff is comprised of certified athletic trainer Ian Mushinski, MaEd., ATC, LAT, and Benecia Cleveland, ATC, LAT, and M.Ed. as well as Dr. Cristin Ferguson, M.D., team orthopedic surgeon; Dr. Daryl Rosenbaum, M.D., family medicine, and Dr. Heath Thornton, M.D., family medicine.

"The most important aspect of the Sports Medicine program is the athletes.  At WSSU we utilize a family approach where we try to provide the athletes with the same exceptional level of healthcare that we would want our own family to receive" Director of Sports Medicine, Rob Woodall, MS, ATC, LAT, CSCS said.



Meet the WSSU Sports Medicine Staff

Ian Munshiski

Head Athletic Trainer


Theodora Scott

Assistant Athletic Trainer


John Lavender

Assistant Athletic Trainer



Tryout Packets

Tryout Application Form (401G)

Sickle Cell Waiver for Tryouts

 Entering Student Athlete Information

Healthcare Packet for Entering Student-Athletes (401A)

Initial Medical History (401C1)

Returning Student-Athlete Information

Healthcare Packet for Returning Student-Athletes (401B)

Annual Medical History (401C2)