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Athletic Training

A Certified Athletic Trainer or ATC is an allied health care professional that specializes in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, management and rehabilitation of athletic related injuries and illnesses.   Certified Athletic Trainers provide emergency care/first aid for an athletic injury.  In addition they manage continuing injuries as well as rehabilitate and physically recondition athletic injuries, incurred by a student-athlete in practice or athletic contest, in an effort to return student-athletes safely to the field of competition. Certified Athletic Trainers are recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA). 

Medical Clearance Requirements

1)  Physicals:
All student-athletes are required to have a completed physical form indicating a clearance from a physician in order to participate (practice or compete) in athletics at Paradise Valley Community College.  Physicals are valid for one season of practice and competition only. You can download a complete physical packet on our home page.

2)  Student Insurance:

PVCC carries secondary insurance on all student-athletes.  This policy is a secondary policy only, with medical insurance of parents/guardians/self being the primary insurance.  Only those athletics injuries sustained while participating in official practices or competitions are covered.  All injuries must be reported to the coach, athletic trainer and athletic director when they occur.  The college’s insurance carrier does not accept responsibility for illness, or a pre-existing injury or condition.

To purchase optional student accident and sickness insurance plan please call 602-787-7246 or pick-up an application from the trainer.


Rick Wade MS, ATC/L - PVCC Athletic Trainer
Training Room - F Building, Room 134

Phone: (602)787-7167
Fax: (602)787-6715

Training Room Hours
M-F 11:00AM-6:00PM
(hours will vary, for appointments contact Rick at 602-787-7167)

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