ABOUT THE SRJC SPORTS MEDICINE AND ATHLETIC TRAINING PROGRAM
Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Program currently serves 17 intercollegiate sports teams. Since its inception in 1971, the SRJC Athletic Training Program offers a broad spectrum of injury management for student-athletes and an academic experience for athletic training students. The SRJC Sports Medicine and Athletic Training 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 room, 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 room protocol.
The Sports Medicine and Athletic Training 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 and Athletic Training 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 and Nikki Griffith, 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.
If you missed our Fall or Spring informational meetings, please email program director,
Monica Ohkubo, to set up an individual meeting to get all of your questions answered!