The annual pre-participation sports screening assessments/exams (PPE) are offered to every athlete in the Sweetwater Union High School District at a low cost. All student athletes are required to have a physical exam before they can participate in sports or co-curricular activities each school year. Since 2012 SWSWF has screened over 5000 student athletes.
SWSWF and SUHSD hosted the annual Pre-Participation Exams & Cardiac Screenings on Saturday, July 21st at Otay Ranch High School and screened over 1000 student athletes.
The SWSWF Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship was started in 2009 by Dr. Charles Camarata and partially funded and managed in conjunctions with
Injury Clinic Map- MOPT Rancho Del Rey Clinic
The purpose of the no cost injury clinics is to provide a location where all Sweetwater Union High School District athletes can access healthcare quickly to obtain an initial evaluation of their injury. An assessment will be performed by an sports medicine physician at no charge.
The goal is to provide a specialized sports medicine injury assessment to diagnose and treat the student athletes and return them to sports safely and in a timely manner. The athlete’s well-being and proper rehabilitation is the up most priority for SWSWF.
The cardiac screening program has the ability to look at student athletes at risk and determine if they are cleared to play competitive sports, or if they would require additional evaluations. With onsite tests such as an EKG and ECHO, the trained technicians and volunteer doctors will be able to work with students who are “at risk” of more serious medical issues. Students who have reported chest pain, dizziness with exercise or who have a family history of these conditions would be given special attention and referred to the appropriate medical professionals immediately for treatment.
During the 2018 sports screening for Sweetwater Union High School District, 203 students were referred to an onsite Cardiac Screening and received an EKG, an 18% increase from 2017
Of those students, 25 ECHOs were conducted onsite with two students being deferred, these students were referred to a Cardiac Specialist for further evaluation.The cardiac screening does not require registration. Student must be pre-approved by physician at the medical station for additional cardiac screening (EKG & ECHO). There is no cost for the on-site cardiac screening.
The cardiac screening is graciously supported and sponsored by:
Injury Clinic Map - MOPT Eastlake Clinic
SWSWF would like to thank the San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation for their continued support of our programs. SDSMF has been providing financial support since 2010 for ATCs to be onsite at high schools in SUHSD. Our collaboration is vital to the success and longevity of sport medicine programs.
The Southwest Sports Wellness Foundation will provide young athletes access to programs which support educational and athletic goals. College scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in sports medicine.
The SWSWF will award four (4) scholarships. The scholarship will be given to the high schools in the Sweetwater Union High School District and the high school will determine who the recipients will be for that school year.
To qualify for a scholarship the following criteria are mandatory:
1. Senior year in the Sweetwater Union High School District
2. Enrolled in CTE Medical Pathways Sports Medicine courses or similar curriculum
3. Future interest in healthcare, medicine or an allied field
Once the Scholarship is granted to the student, the funds will go directly to the college the student is enrolled in the next year.
Since 2011 over $30,000 in scholarship funds has been given to students in the SUHSD.
Sweetwater Union High School District’s Certified Technical Education (CTE) program provides students with a comprehensive educational experience that encompasses college and career readiness. The Medical Pathways Sports Medicine courses were launched in 2014 with the guidance of Dr. Charles Camarata. In the 2016/2017 school year, 10 of 12 Sweetwater high schools are offering sports medicine courses with 1100 students’ enrolled district wide. Courses offered are Sports Medicine 1, 2 & 3 and taught by Certified Athletic Trainers. SUHSD CTE provides programs of study that involve a multiyear sequence of courses that integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to postsecondary education and careers.
Current and Past Fellows:
2016/2017 - Dr. Marcia Faustin
2015/2016 - Dr. Corey Carson
2014/2015 - Dr. Adrian Tabares
2013/2014 - Dr. Seth Camhi
2012/2013 - Dr. Daryl Bates
2011/2012 – Dr. Amy Guigliano
2010/2011 – Dr. Nick Cardinale
2009/2010 – Dr. Jason Spring
INJURY CLINICS 2018
Appointments start at:
November 13th & 27th
December 4th, 11th, 18th
**BY ONLINE APPOINTMENT ONLY**
See your Coach, Athletic Trainer or
School Nurse at your school site to
set-up sports injury clinic appointment.
Tuesday Injury Clinic Location:
SUHSD Sports Injury Clinic & Wellness Center (New Location)
670 L Street, Suite G, Chula Vista 91911
Directions: SUHSD’s Sports Injury Clinic & Wellness Center is located on L street in the building east of the Harbor Freight store. Parking on side of building. Entrance on west side of the building.
Bring Completed Referral FORM with you!(Download HERE)
Please note, NO CONCUSSION injuries will be seen at these sports injury clinics!