Athletic Training

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).


Sports Physicals

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.

Multiple Sports
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

When: June 4, 2022
Location: VCS Weight Room
Cost: $30 (cash) or online payment
For online payment click here and go to the sports medicine tab.
What to bring:
1) Sports physical form with history pages completely filled out and signed by a parent or guardian and athlete.
2) $30 cash for payment or completed online payment.


Athletic Trainer - Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez is a board certified athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist. She is the head athletic trainer and leads the sports medicine program at VCS. She is also a part-time lecturer at CSUN and preceptor for the CSUN Athletic Training Educational Program.

Michelle earned her Bachelor of science degree from CSUN and her Master of exercise science and health promotion with an emphasis in rehabilitation degree from California University of Pennsylvania. She brings 8 years of experience in injury prevention, acute and chronic injury management, and therapeutic treatment. Her interest is providing healthcare services that improve overall health and wellness to the community.

Email: micheller@villagechristian.org

Office: 818-767-8382 ext 297


Team Physician – Dr. Kelln

Ryan Kelln is a board certified pediatrician, fellowship-trained, with board certification in primary care sports medicine. He is an Attending Physician at the Children's Orthopedic Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopedics at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.

Ryan Kelln enjoys treating the wide range of orthopedic and other medical conditions that impact today’s athletes. His specific interests are in injury prevention, overuse injuries, sports related concussions, and the various psychosocial issues that can occur in individual or team sport participation.

Specialty Interest

Pediatric Orthopedics
Office Location
Children’s Hospital
Arcadia Outpatient Center
468 E. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, CA 91006
Office: 626-795-7177
Fax: 626- 357-4052

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