The vision of the VCS Athletic Training Program is to create the safest environment for athletes through excellent service and bring inspiration to future students in the healthcare field.
In conjunction with our school’s mission, the athletic training team at VCS provides a program founded on practicing sports medicine with the highest quality care possible in a professional, compassionate, and service-oriented manner. The primary objective of our Certified Athletic Trainers is to ensure the health and safety of our student-athletes participating in sports. To do so, we work in collaboration with the athletic department, school nurse, physical therapists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals. The Athletic Training team offers services from prevention, clinical evaluation and diagnosis, immediate and emergency care, treatment and rehabilitation, organization, professional health, and well-being. We also provide unique services such as on-campus pre-participation sports examinations and specialty referrals.
As a clinical site for the California State University, Northridge Athletic Training Educational Program (CSUN ATEP), VCS provides a hands-on experience for college students.
High School Athletic Training Class
High school athletic training students are provided the opportunity to have on-field and clinic experience under the supervision of our Certified Athletic Trainers. This is an 8th period after school class where students have the opportunity to assist in medical coverage and treatment for our school athletic activities. Our VCS athletic training class strives to provide mentoring and leadership skills while building Christ-centered, life-long relationships.
High school athletic training class requirements
- Completed application (due on April 22, 2022 for the 2022-2023 academic year)
- CPR/First aid and AED certified (May complete this with Mrs. Putignano on campus)
- 9th-12th grade
- 150 completed clinical hours per semester assigned
If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Rodriguez (see contact information below).
Any students planning to participate in athletics need to follow the process for athletic clearance below.
1) Register on athleticclearance.com for the corresponding academic year.
2) Upload the sports physical form (all 3 pages) on athleticclearance.com.
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A physical form must be submitted. The form must be signed and dated by the physician, NP or PA. No physicals performed and signed by a Chiropractor will be accepted. Once you obtain the completed physical, you will need to upload it to www.athleticclearance.com. Upon review, you will receive an email stating the clearance status of your son/daughter to participate in athletic practices and games.
Once you complete a this process for one sport, most of the information you have entered will be retained in the system. To register for an additional sport, log in with the same user name and password, click on "view" under the confirmation column, and select additional sports. It is a good idea to request clearance for all sports you might want to play so you don't have to wait for clearance later in the year.
2022 On-campus Sports Physicals