Worksite Wellness Programming
Friday Fire Fitness
Each Friday, a Georgia Southern graduate assistant leads shift training to improve fitness, movement quality and increase team cohesion of the entire shift of firefighters.
Wellness Wednesdays are geared at increasing the knowledge of positive health behavior of first responders and providing first responders with the tools needed to access these health-promoting behaviors.
Movement Breaks for Dispatch
Dispatchers are often the forgotten personnel in our first responder system. These individuals who answer 911 calls need to remain calm and collected in helping the community get emergency assistance when needed. Working in this high-stress environment can lead to physical and mental burnout, we offer biweekly movement breaks to educate and teach corrective exercises to help alleviate the physical pains of the job plus the promotes mental well-being.
Athletic Training Services
Athletic Training faculty and students provide primary athletic training services at local fire departments. The services offered aid in the prevention of worksite injuries and help to increase recover time.
- Injury and illness prevention
- Wellness promotion and education
- Emergent care
- Examination and clinical diagnosis
- Therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions
Bridget Melton, Ed.D
Last updated: 6/4/2021