Athletic Training

What is the Athletic Training Program?

The UC Santa Cruz Sport Clubs Athletic Training Program is offered to all Sport Clubs participants whom are part of student organizations considered "high impact" by the University of California system and are in an active, competitive season. The Sport Clubs Athletic Training program provides an Athletic Trainer on-site for high impact Sport Clubs events located on the UC Santa Cruz campus in an effort to respond to, mitigate, and educate on head injuries.

In addition, the Athletic Training program provides participants assistance with sports-related injury including evaluation, pre-event preparation, concussion evaluation and management, taping, manual therapy, injury rehabilitation, medical referrals through the Sports Medicine Clinic.


How do I get assistance for an injury?

Participants have the opportunity to receive professional, quality help from the Athletic Trainer throughout the week during Sports Medicine clinic hours. Appointments are necessary. 

To book an appointment, complete steps 1 and 2 below:

  1. Set up an ATS account if this is your first appointment
    1. Create ATS Account
      • User ID: new
      • Password: new
      • Select "UCSC Sports Clubs" and your sport.
      • You will need to remember login for future use.
      • Under the "General" tab, change the Password and Athlete ID fields. The ID will be the first two letters of your first name followed by your last name. For example, John Smith's username would be "josmith". This is how you will access ATS in the future.
    2. Fill out all tabs and yellow highlighted areas
      • General
      • Insurance - enter UCSHIP or personal
      • Immunization - enter, or select box "No Immunizations"
      • Emergency Contact
    3. Under “Forms” tab, complete “New Athlete Pre Participation Questionnaire”
      • You will have to sign, type name, hit sign, and then save
      • **If you are 18 years or younger, a parent or gaudrian will need to sign as well**
  2. Book an appointment


Does it cost anything to go to an appointment?

Participants are not charged for Athletic Training service appointments.


What are the hours of operation of the Athletic Training Room?

The hours of operation of the Sports Medicine Clinic are scheduled per quarter and subject to change. 

Sports Medicine Clinc Hours

Mondays: 10:30am-1:00pm

Tuesdays: 10:30am-1:00pm

Thursdays: 10:30am-1:00pm

If you are unavilable during the times above or all available appointments are full, please contact Athletic Training staff below for additional accommodations.

Finals Week: CLOSED
Weekends: CLOSED (except for home events)
Summer Session, Holidays, Campus Closures: CLOSED


Where is the Athletic Training Clinic located?

The Annex Athletic Training Clinic is located at the Athletics & Recreation East Field House complex and directly to the right of the East Gym.


What is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)?

Certified Athletic Trainers are allied health care providers who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses that occur to athletes and the physically active. To become an ATC, one must graduate with a Master's degree from an accredited professional athletic training education program and pass a comprehensive test administered by the Board of Certification. Once certified, they must meet ongoing continuing education requirements to remain certified.


Who can I contact with Athletic Training questions?

Ethan Simpson, Assitant Athletic Trainer

  • Email:
  • Work Cell: (831) 400-8122
  • Annex Athletic Training Clinic: (831) 502-8479