Sports Medicine

San Jose State University's athletic training staff is responsible for the care of student-athletes once they arrive on campus, working to prevent and care for athletic injuries and enhance their physical well-being. In the event that a student athlete does sustain an injury, the student-athlete is treated by an outstanding team of experienced certified athletic trainers and health care professionals.

The athletics health care team is coordinated by Scott Shaw, the Director of Sports Medicine and consists of five full-time certified athletic trainers and six certified graduate assistant athletic trainers. The Sports Medicine team is fortunate to have two general physicians and one orthopedic surgeon who volunteer their time in order to better care for our athletes. In addition, we have a dedicated staff of specialists who volunteer their time including our team chiropractor, acupuncturist, and physical therapists.

Student-athletes receive care and treatment at any one of the three convenient athletic training facilities on the San Jose State University campus.

Forms

NOTES TO STUDENT-ATHLETES

• San Jose State University student-athletes are required to complete a pre-participation physical examination prior to participating in any practice, game, and/or competition.
• All pre-participation physical examinations must be completed by a San Jose State University Team Physician.
• Student-athletes must print out and complete the physical examination packet prior to the physical examination.
• All student-athletes must submit a photocopy (front & back) of their health insurance card and their prescriptions benefit card (if applicable).
• Your coach will notify you as to the date and time of your physical examination.

New Student-Ahtlete Physical Packet - Form PDF

Returning Student-Athlete Physical Packet - Form PDF

Summer Conditioning Form - Form PDF

Tryout Form - Form PDF

Policies

Drug Screening, Alcohol & Substance Abuse Program Get Acrobat Reader

Staff

Scott Shaw Scott Shaw MA, ATC
Director of Sports Medicine
Women's Golf
408-924-1297
scott.shaw@sjsu.edu

Laura Alexander Laura Alexander MA, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Football, Women's Basketball
(408) 924-1256
laura.alexander@sjsu.edu

TBA - Assistant Athletic Trainer
Gymnastics/Men's Golf
(408) 924-1270
@sjsu.edu

Theresa Gethins Theresa Gethins MA, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Women's Soccer/Baseball
(408) 924-1263
Theresa.gethins@sjsu.edu

Rachel Vaccaro Rachel Vaccaro ATC
Graduate Assistant
Women's Volleyball/Beach

Physicians/Specialists

Each of our physicians and specialists willingly volunteer their time to help with the success and health of our student athletes. They host campus appointments once a week for the convenience of our student-athletes and athletic teams. We are grateful for their commitment to our cause and care for our student- athletes.

SJSU Logo Dr. Daniel F. Haber
Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine
(408) 374-5700
www.habermd.com

SJSU Logo Dr. Michael Henehan
Medical Director
(408) 995-5453

SJSU Logo Dr. Robert Nishime
Team Physician
(408) 293-5864

SJSU Logo Dr. Andre Chevalier DC
Team Chiropractor
(408) 241-8326

SJSU Logo Benjamin Lee, L.Ac.
Team Acupunturist
(408) 241-8326

SJSU Logo Ross Nakaji PT, ATC, CSCS
Physical Therapist
(408)358-1460

Facilities

Main Campus

YUH Athletic Training Room
The Athletic Training Room in Yoshida Uchida Hall is home for Men's and Women's Basketball, Gymnastics, Men's and Women's Water Polo, Swimming/Diving, Volleyball, and Men's and Women's Golf teams.

Event Center Athletic Training Room
The athletic training room in the SJSU Event Center is a satellite athletic training room made available to athletic trainers/teams for game day operations and preparation.

South Campus

Simpkins Athletic Training Room
The Simpkins Athletic Training Room is located at South campus across from Koret Athletic Performance Center and is the home of the Spartan Football, Track & Field/Cross Country and Cheer teams. This facility is equipped with a wet room for hydrotherapy as well as fluoroscopy and traction units available to all student-athletes.

East Field House Athletic Training Room
The East Field House Athletic Training Room is the home the Spartan Baseball, Softball, Tennis, and Men's and Women's Soccer teams. It is located across 10th street adjacent to the baseball and softball fields.

Other Links

San Jose State Student Health Center
Kaiser Permanente

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Physical Examinations

San Jose State University student-athletes are required to complete a pre-participation physical examination prior to participating in any practice, game, and/or competition. All pre-participation physical examinations must be completed by a San Jose State University Team Physician. Student-athletes must print out and complete the physical examination packet prior to the physical examination. All student-athletes must submit a photocopy (front & back) of their health insurance card and their prescriptions benefit card (if applicable). Your coach will notify you as to the date and time of your physical examination.

Physical Forms

New Student-Athlete Physical Packet PDF
Returning Student-Athlete Physical Packet PDF
Summer Conditioning Form PDF
Drug Testing Policy PDF
Alcohol Policy PDF

Tryout Policy and Forms

If an athlete is interested in trying out for a San Jose State athletics team, they must complete the form below and submit it to the respective team representative. In addition, each prospective athlete MUST PROVIDE SICKLE CELL SCREEN RESULTS in order to participate in a tryout. Once all forms are received and approved by all entities, the athlete may participate in a tryout during the time designated by the team.

If an athlete is invited to be on the team roster, they must receive a physical from an SJSU Team Physician and complete the New Athlete Physical Packet (see link above) before practicing or competing with the team.

Tryout Forms PDF

Visiting Team Information

On behalf of the athletic training team at San Jose State University, the Sports Medicine Staff would like to welcome you to San Jose! We hope your stay here is most enjoyable. Please do not hesitate to let us know how we can assist you and your team while in the Bay Area. Best of luck and continued safe travels!

Before you make the trip to SJSU and the Bay Area, please review the following regarding general information and services we will provide to you to help make your trip easier and more successful.

The following services will be provided to your team during your stay in San Jose. A certified athletic trainer will be on site for every event and a team physician will either be on site or on call. You will have full access to a designated athletic training room for taping and treatment needs.

The following supplies will be provided:

  • Cups
  • Water
  • Hydrocollator
  • Injury Ice/bags
  • Flexi-wrap
  • First aid supplies
  • Emergency supplies

If you have any particular needs, please feel free to contact the athletic trainer associated with your sport at SJSU and we will be happy to provide anything we can. Below you will find the link to the visiting team packet with additional information.

Visiting Team Packet PDF

Important Numbers:
SJSU Campus Police - (408) 924-2222
Emergency Medical Services - 911
*Regional Medical Center - (408) 259-5000
*Santa Clara Valley Medical Center - (888) 334-1000
O'Connor Hospital - (408) 947-2500
Good Samaritan Hospital - (408) 559-2011
Kaiser San Jose - (408) 972-3000
*Trauma Center and County Hospital

Pharmacies Nearby:

Walgreens
350 N. Capitol Avenue
San Jose, CA 95133
(408) 259-9200
*Open 24 hours

Walgreens
780 E. Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 287-0600
M-F 8am-9pm
Sat 9am-6pm
Sun 10am-6pm

Target
533 Coleman Ave
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 346-2023
M-F 9am-7pm
Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 11am-5pm
Closed daily 1:30-2

Target
2161 Monterey Road
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 660-1704
M-F 9am-7pm
Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 11am-5pm

Other Links

Professional Organizations
Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers
National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA)
California Athletic Trainers' Association (CATA)

Education
SJSU Undergraduate Athletic Training Education Program
SJSU Graduate Athletic Training Program
SJSU Spartan Athletic Training Organization (SPATO)