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.
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-Athlete Physical Packet - Form
Returning Student-Athlete Physical Packet - Form
Summer Conditioning Form - Form
Tryout Form - Form
Scott Shaw MA, ATC|
Director of Sports Medicine
Laura Alexander MA, ATC|
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Football, Women's Basketball
Theresa Gethins MA, ATC|
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Rachel Vaccaro ATC|
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.
Dr. Daniel F. Haber|
Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine
Dr. Michael Henehan|
Dr. Robert Nishime|
Dr. Andre Chevalier DC|
Benjamin Lee, L.Ac.|
Ross Nakaji PT, ATC, CSCS|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Injury Ice/bags
- 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.
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
350 N. Capitol Avenue
San Jose, CA 95133
*Open 24 hours
780 E. Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95112
533 Coleman Ave
San Jose, CA 95110
Closed daily 1:30-2
2161 Monterey Road
San Jose, CA 95125