Athletic training is conducted by certified athletic trainers (ATC). The ATC is educated and skilled in all aspects of sports health care including prevention, recognition, immediate management, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.
The mission of the GWC athletic training staff is first and foremost the care of the student-athlete. GWC sponsors 16 California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) sports and we are committed to the total well being of all the student-athletes participating in these sports. We strive to provide the highest quality of medical care within the limits of our resources, minimizing liability and maximizing the playing time and quality of performance in any given venue. We serve as liaisons between coaches, parents, doctors, athletes, and administrators.
The GWC certified athletic training staff consist of one full-time athletic trainer and several part-time trainers. All of our athletic trainers are responsible for ensuring that quality of care is provided to all student-athletes at GWC. We are skilled in the latest techniques of prevention, care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. We also manage administrative duties including medical referrals, insurance billing, student development, pre-participation physical exams, and public relations.
Student-Athlete Pre-Participation Forms
To be cleared medically by the athletic training staff, all student-athletes (new, returning, and transfer student-athletes) must have a pre-participation physical exam from a Medical Doctor and complete and return the following forms prior to participation in any athletic practice or event. Physical exams are arranged through the athletic training staff. Each semester there will be an arranged date and time for physicals. Student-athletes can obtain schedules through their coaches, checking on this website, or coming by the athletic training room.
*Each student-athlete should download both forms.
1. Remember to LEGIBLY fill out the front of the form and you MUST PRINT all information along with your name and date of birth on the top back.
2. Athlete must SIGN the bottom of page one and date it.
3. Physicians fills out back of form and most importantly PRINTS NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE, DATE OF EXAM, CIRCLES MD OR DO AND STAMPS FORM.
2017 Fall Physicals
Where: Golden West College
Student-Athlete Physical Clearance
Pat serves as our head trainer providing medical services for the student-athletes in 16 intercollegiate programs. Pat earned his bachelor’s degree from California State University Long Beach in 1992 and received his certification from the National Athletic Trainers Association that same year.