The mission of the Santa Rosa Junior College Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Program is to ensure the best management and prevention of injuries, to enhance the quality of health care for student athletes, to advance the profession through education and research, and to establish a trust and respect with student-athletes, coaches, and allied health workers.
Santa Rosa Junior College Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Program currently serves 20 intercollegiate sports teams under the direction of Certified Head Athletic Trainer Monica Ohkubo. 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/Athletic Training Program is complimented by SRJC course offerings related to athletic injury management. This coursework, coupled with hands-on experience in the athletic training room, provide the student an educational arena in which to prosper academically, and affords ample opportunities for learning in the areas of injury management, such as prevention, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and athletic training room protocol. The athletic injury management pathway offered at SRJC increases the ability for students to matriculate to curriculum athletic training programs at four-year colleges and universities.
Locally, our Sports Medicine/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, protocols, and methodologies related to this field of study.
A recent renovation of the sports medicine facility has resulted in a premier 3,000 square foot state-of-the-art 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. Three professional certified athletic trainers, Monica Ohkubo, Guy Mohr and Jeremy Vandegriff, and a committed group of athletic training students, staff this well-facilitated learning environment. Dedicated team physicians, Ty Affleck and Kent Yinger, further enhance our program.