Sports Medicine Program

The Damien Sports Medicine program, established in 2009 by Jessica Truax, serves the Damien athletic community by providing on-field medical coverage for all home practices and athletic events while also providing students some insight into the fields of sports medicine and athletic training. 

 

The sports medicine program consists of two academic classes that are taught by Mrs. Truax - Intro to Sports Medicine and Athletic Training. In addition to learning CPR/First Aid and the basics of injury assessment, management, and rehabilitation, students are exposed to several other career paths within the healthcare field.

 

Students have the opportunity to join the Sports Medicine Club, which is directed by our Head Athletic Trainer, Gabrielle White. Students in the club assist Miss White with providing on-field sports coverage for all home practices and athletic events. The Sports Medicine Club is open to students from Damien High School, St. Lucy's Priory High School, and Pomona Catholic High School.

 

Damien High School is also a clinical site for the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) programs at the University of La Verne and Azusa Pacific University. Clinical education experience is designed to provide MSAT students with quality, supervised learning under the AT so that they may develop the entry-level clinical proficiencies and professional behavior required of an athletic trainer.

 

Our Sports Medicine Team
Gabrielle White, MS, ATC - Head Athletic Trainer 
         white@damien-hs.edu
Jessica Truax, M.Ed, ATC -  Science Department Chair / Athletic Trainer  
          jtruax@damien-hs.edu
Dr. Erik Olsen, MD - Football Team Physician since 2004   
        PVHMC Family Practice Medicine / Sports Medicine in the Chino Hills Offices
Dr. Steven Bast, MD - Team Orthopedic Surgeon / DHS Baseball Pitching Coach / DHS Hall of Fame
        Megan Medical Center in Covina
Dr. Connor LaRose, MD - Team Orthopedic Surgeon / Damien Alumni
        Arrowhead Orthopedics in Rancho Cucamonga