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Center for Sports Performance at George Mason
Courtesy: George Mason Athletics
Release: 12/12/2010

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Meet the Staff Visiting Athletic Teams Sports Nutrition
Medical Forms Athletic Training Education Program




Take a look behind the scenes of Mason athletics, and you'll find a group of people integral to the success of Patriot student-athletes: Mason's sports medicine and strength and conditioning staffs. The center for sports performance, located in the Recreation Sports Complex (Field House), is equipped with the latest in medical supplies and technology.

Meet the Staff

Click on each picture for the person's bio.

Staff Athletic Trainers

Linda Pullen,

Ray Yamrus, ATC

Emily Deck, ATC

Rebekah Schmidt, ATC

Chris Clapton, ATC


Team Physicians

Dr. Frank Pettrone, Head Team Physician

Dr. Thomas Howard, Head Internist

Dr. Richard Resnick, Team Physician/Podiatrist

Graduate Student Athletic Trainers

Megan Born, ATC

Joan James, ATC

Sports Nutrition

Deanna Busteed

Deanna Busteed, MS, RD, CSSD

Administrative Assistant

Linda Cooper

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Visiting Athletic Teams

  • Click here for the Visiting Teams Guide to Athletic Training Services (PDF).

    Emergency Action Plans

    Click here for the Emergency Action Plans for each of Mason's athletic facilities:
    • Field House
      - Inside Facility, Outside Facilities [Stadium, Soccer Practice Fields, Spuhler Field (baseball), Softball Stadium, Practice Fields]
    • Recreation & Athletic Complex
      - Inside Facility, Outside Facilities [Tennis Courts]
    • EagleBank Arena

    Sports Medicine Policies & Procedures

    Athletic Training Facilities

    Field House
    (703) 993-3279

    Sports: Track/Field, Softball, Baseball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Swim/Dive, Cheer, Dance, Tennis

    EagleBank Arena
    (703) 993-3063

    Sports: Basketball

    Recreation & Athletic Complex (RAC)
    (703) 993-3278

    Sports: Volleyball, Wrestling

    Athletic Training

    Please contact the athletic training staff at (703) 993-3279 if you need to make arrangements for events or practices.
    The following will be available to visiting teams when they arrive:
    • Water, cups, ice, ice bags, and emergency equipment
    • Access to the athletic training room before and after practices and competitions
    • Certified athletic trainer for all home contests and on-site for practices if a team travels without a certified athletic trainer
    • Staff assistance with emergency procedures and communication at practices and contests
    • Team physician available at all home soccer, basketball, and wrestling contests
    • Access to a physician and emergency facility within five minutes of campus
  • Please notify the athletic training staff as early as possible if your team is traveling without an athletic trainer. Our staff will be glad to assist any visiting team. We do request that the necessary supplies be provided for taping.
  • In order to use the electrotherapy and ultrasound units, athletes must be accompanied by a certified athletic trainer or provide a written prescription from a certified athletic trainer or team physician.

Important Contacts

INOVA Emergency Care Center (emergency clinic near campus)

4315 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 877-8200

INOVA Fairfax Hospital

3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
(703) 776-1110

INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital

3600 Joseph Siewick Drive
Fairfax, VA 22033
(703) 391-3600

Giant Pharmacy (University Mall Shopping Center)

10653 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA 22032
(703) 591-0020

Campus Map and Directions

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Medical Forms

Student Athletes,

This website contains medical requirements and forms you must complete and return (via email) prior to August 1, 2016. Please complete the forms listed under your correct athletic status:

Incoming Scholarship, Recruited and Transfer Student-Athletes

Returning Student-Athletes


And follow the instructions given pertaining to each athletic status. 

If you have any questions or concerns related to your medical requirements please email the Athletic Trainers at

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Sports Nutrition

At George Mason University, our sports dietitian supports athletes in reaching their full potential through individual assessment, counseling in proper fueling, and hydration for positive sports performance results. 

 For optimal athletic performance, know Your Fueling Game Plan.

  • Do you need assistance with reshaping your diet for optimal nutrition, hydration, performance or rehab?
  • Do you need assistance with weight management or body fat percentage for your sport?
  • Do you need medical nutrition therapy for medical maladies such as disordered eating, food allergies, elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure, anemia, or other nutrition related maladies?
  • Do you need assistance evaluating dietary supplement safety

Know your sport, know your season, and schedule your fueling game plan in the off-season or preseason for optimal results.

Sports Nutrition Services for Varsity Student Athletes:

  • Individual Counseling: nutrition assessment, healthy meal and snack options for athlete’s sports specific needs, e.g. off-pre-in-season food options.
  • Small Group Presentation: (Examples) proper fueling and hydration strategies for pre-during-post exercise, etc.
  • Team Presentations: Eating on the road, anti-inflammatory foods, other sports specific topics.