Scott R. Hefner ATC, LAT, MPWCP

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Director of Marketing, Program Development

Scott is a board certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer and holds a certification from the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation as a Medical Providers Workers’ Compensation Professional.  He is certified as an approved clinical instructor (ACI) for Georgia College’s accredited sports medicine program and works in the capacity of Director of Marketing and Program Development for OrthoGeorgia.

Scott came to Macon Georgia via southern California in 1987 and was the first certified & licensed athletic trainer in the Central Georgia region.  He served as the President & Director of Operations for the Athletic Therapy & Rehabilitation Institute (ATARI) for fifteen years building the company to three area offices before coming to OrthoGeorgia.

Scott is a past President of the Georgia Athletic Trainers Association (GATA) and was instrumental in attaining third party reimbursement for licensed athletic trainers in the State of Georgia.  He has sat on numerous G.A.T.A. committees and is an advocate for athletic trainers in the high schools and as physician extenders.   Scott received a two year degree from Central Arizona College where he played on the 1976 NJCAA National Championship baseball team.   He received his bachelor’s degree in sports medicine from Chapman University in Southern California and was certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association in 1981.

Highlights of his thirty + year career include working with the Oakland, California franchise of the United States Football League (USFL) as a trainer and strength coach, bringing athletic training coverage to Central Georgia high schools and colleges, covering the 1995 Judo Championships, thirteen years as event coordinator for Central Georgia’s Cystic Fibrosis Challenge, thirteen years teaching and treating Georgia State Patrol (GSP) candidates at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center where he received Honorary Georgia State Trooper status from the GSP, medical director for the 1995 International Boxing Championships, and working in the headquarters medical facility at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia.  Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, reading, golf, hunting, and playing music.