Athletic Training

What is the Athletic Training Program?

The UCSC Sports Clubs Athletic Training Program is a new offering for Sports Clubs participants. The Sports Clubs Athletic Training program provides an Athletic Trainer on-site for most Sports Clubs games and events located on the UCSC campus.

In addition, the Athletic Training program provides participants assistance with sports-related injury including evaluation, pre-practice/event preparation, concussion management, injury identification, taping, manual therapy, and/or injury rehabilitation 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 (see calendar below). Appointments are necessary for non-acute injury evaluation and rehabilitation. Injuries sustained during ATR hours of operation can be seen immediately and without appointment.


Does it cost anything to go to an appointment?

Participants are not charged for Athletic Training service appointments. However, appointments made are considered a mandatory Sports Clubs meeting. Clubs by which the booking participant belong will receive an administrative penalty of at least $20.00 for each missed appointment. 


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

The hours of operation of the Athletic Training Room and Sports Medicine Clinic are scheduled per quarter and subject to change. See the Calendar below for Sports Medicine Clinic hours.

Spring Quarter Hours of Operation
                                                     Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm                                                        

Spring Quarter Sports Medicine Clinc Hours

Mon/Tue/Thur: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Fri: 11:00am - 3:00pm

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


Where is the Athletic Training Room located?

The Athletic Training Room (ATR) is located at OPERS East Field House, directly to the right of the East Gym (formerly known as the OPERS East Gym Annex).


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 bachelors or masters 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 is our Certified Athletic Trainer?

That’d be Gina Parisi! She can be reached at: