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The sports medicine department is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of each student-athlete at Santa Clara University. We strive to enhance their university experience by allowing them to participate in intercollegiate athletics with minimal risk. Santa Clara University Sports Medicine provides comprehensive, whole-person healthcare to all Bronco student-athletes. Our goal is to become the leader in collegiate athletic health care.
The sports medicine team consists of healthcare professionals from multiple disciplines and is led by Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine, Ryan Holleman. We currently employ twelve certified athletic trainers that are involved in the daily healthcare of each student-athlete. Our team of athletic trainers partner with physical therapists from OPTM Saratoga and South Bay Sports Medicine to provide the highest level of rehabilitation services to Bronco student-athletes. Sports Orthopedic and Rehabilitation (SOAR) surgery and spine group have served as team physicians for the Santa Clara athletics program for over 30 years. In addition to Santa Clara University, SOAR provides medical services to other local college programs, Olympic athletes, and professional teams, which include the San Jose and San Francisco Giants. The sports medicine team also works closely with the Cowell Student Health Center, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and other specialists in and around the Bay Area.