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ABOUT THE SRJC SPORTS MEDICINE PROGRAM
Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) Sports Medicine Program currently serves 17 intercollegiate sports teams. Since its inception in 1971, the SRJC Sports Medicine Program offers a broad spectrum of injury management for student-athletes and an academic experience for sports medicine students. The SRJC Sports Medicine Program is complimented by SRJC course offerings related to sports medicine and athletic training. This coursework, coupled with hands-on experience in the athletic training clinic, provide the student an educational arena in which to prosper academically; the program also affords ample opportunities for learning in the areas of injury management, such as prevention, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and athletic training clinic protocol.
The Sports Medicine Program at SRJC enhances student marketability and increases the potential for successful transfer to Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredited colleges and universities. Our program is not only for those aspiring to transfer and become certified athletic trainers! Students interested in coaching, physical therapy, personal training, kinesiology, physical education, nursing, pre-med, and beyond, are encouraged to participate in our program. The hands-on lab experience is invaluable for those hoping to get involved in the fields of healthcare or athletics.
Locally, our Sports Medicine Program serves as a career elective site for high school health pathway programs whereby students visit our sports medicine facility to job shadow and learn skills related to athletic training. A renovation of the sports medicine facility has resulted in a premier 3,000 square foot facility. The facility includes a large taping counter, ultrasound and muscle stimulation machines, ice tanks, a variety of rehabilitation equipment, several examination and massage tables, as well as a private examination room. Five professional certified athletic trainers, Dr. Monica Ohkubo, Guy Mohr, Shauna Blanquie, Joshua LaFontaine, Mercedes Zipperle, and a committed group of sports medicine students, staff this well-facilitated learning environment. Dedicated team physicians, Dr. Ty Affleck and Dr. Kent Yinger, further enhance our program as well as acquired brain specialist Dr. Nancy Chinn.
SRJC SPORTS MEDICINE MISSION STATEMENT
Santa Rosa Junior College Sports Medicine program is committed to providing quality healthcare to all intercollegiate student athletes based on the values of communication, collaboration, innovation, inclusion, integrity and equity. In collaboration with team physicians and other healthcare professionals, we take a holistic approach to provide care for the whole student athlete.
Our pre-professional sports medicine student program provides a platform upon which students can gain clinical and didactic knowledge as well as exposure and experience in an athletic medicine setting.We are committed to a climate for learning that considers diverse perspectives to be a powerful component in the education of every individual. We strive for excellence in our programs and services. We believe in the capacity for continuous quality improvement in the pursuit of excellence.
Athletic trainers provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical evaluations, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied health care profession.