Adam Olsavsky, MEd, ATC, LAT
Head Athletic Trainer
Men’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball, Women’s Lacrosse, Men’s and Women's Cross Country and Track/Field
(215) 951-2721 - Office
(215) 951-2519 - Fax
Athletic Training Room Hours
Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 5p.m.
Saturday through Sunday: as needed
(subject to change as dictated by athletic schedules)
The Jefferson Athletic Training staff support the medical needs of all varsity athletes. The staff features three National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) certified and Pennsylvania licensed athletic trainers, which are on campus for all events and in some cases travel with the teams for away contests. In addition, the Head Athletic Trainer is responsible for administering the school's secondary athletic insurance program.
The Sports Medicine staff includes the team physician Dr. Joshua Okon of Jefferson Sports Medicine. The athletic department also employs students who are paid an hourly work-study rate along with students from our physician assistant (PA) program who are certified athletic trainers.
The mission of the Sports Medicine staff is to help prevent athletic injuries from occurring by assisting in the conditioning of the athletes. In the event of injury, the athletic training staff will evaluate injuries on the field or court, determine the extent of injury and plan for treating the injury. When necessary the athletic trainer will refer the athlete to the team physician or work through the athlete's primary care physician for the continuation of treatment. The athletic trainer will work with the physician in rehabilitating the athlete's injury through to their full return to activity.
Further information about athletic training as a career can be found through the National Athletic Trainer's Association website.
SPORTS MEDICINE ELIGIBILITY
The NCAA mandates that all athletes must have a yearly medical examination prior to competing in any supervised or scheduled game, practice or conditioning session. The personal information/insurance, medical history, and physical examination forms must be on file in the athletic training room in order for the athlete to be eligible.
Freshman and first-year transfer students need only to complete the personal information and medical history forms (**listed directly below) as the Student Health Services physical and immunization requirements are accepted as the medical examination.
IMPORTANT FORMS AND DOCUMENTS (.pdf)
**These required forms must be completed and received by the Sports Medicine staff prior to participation. It is also recommended that student-athletes study the additional documents provided above. Please direct any questions about these items to the staff.
Jamestown & Rector Sts.
Philadelphia, PA 19128