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.
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 athletic 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 2016 sports screening for Sweetwater Union High School District, 88 students were referred to an onsite Cardiac Screening and received an EKG.
Of those students, nineteen ECHOs were conducted onsite with four 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:
Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy Eastlake Clinic
955 Lane Ave, Suite 201,
Chula Vista, CA 91914
Call for more information:
MOPT's Eastlake facility is located at The Doctor's Park on the corner of Otay Lakes Road and Lane Avenue at 955 Lane Avenue, Suite 201.
If further assistance is necessary see maps at below or call (619) 421-9521.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON INJURY CLINICS
Appointments start at:
2 PM to 6 PM
**By appointment ONLY**
September 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
October 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
November 3rd, 10th, 17th
Friday Injury Clinic Location:
MOPT Rancho Del Rey Clinic
885 Canarios Court, Suite 110, Chula Vista 91910
Our Rancho Del Rey facility is located at 885 Canarios Court, Suite 110, behind the Costco and Regal Cinemas on East H Street. We are neighbors with the Pet Emergency Clinic.
If further assistance is necessary please call (619) 656-5102.
The SWSWF Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship was started in 2009 by Dr. Charles Camarata and partially funded and managed in conjunctions with
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.
2017 HIghlights >
SWSWF screened over 800students during the 2017 sports exams at Montgomery High School in the SUHSD. Over 100 volunteers from the community came out to help.The foundation donated over $5,000 back to Sweetwater Union High Schools.
Injury Clinic Map - MOPT Eastlake Clinic
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 Clinic Map- MOPT Rancho Del Rey Clinic
*Students are seen on a first come, first served basis.
Check-in @ 8:00 AM*
8 AM to 10 AM
September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
November 4th, 11th, 18th
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.