Welcome to Brophy's sports medicine program supporting the health of Brophy athletes. 

Brophy sports medicine seeks to provide Brophy athletes and parents with information and resources so that, together, they can make healthy exercise and nutrition choices that will promote a positive athletic experience and optimize performance. You can also visit Sports Health: Nutrition for more information.
Chair, Brophy Sports Medicine

Brophy's Athletic Trainers

Athletic trainers are not personal trainers. They are state-licensed, nationally-certified healthcare professionals who specialize in the management of athletic-related injuries and illnesses. Their work includes prevention, emergency care, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation. Brophy's sports medicine staff includes department head Chris White,  head athletic trainer Danelle Dykstra Wade and athletic trainer Cameron Simkins.

The Brophy sports medicine program operates under the supervision of  team physician, Dr. Michael Lee ’74. Dr. Lee is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and has served as the team physician for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He has dedicated over 20 years of service to Brophy athletes and is assisted by his colleague from Arizona Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Specialists, Dr. Angelo Mattelino.

The Strittmatter Sports Medicine Center

The on-campus Strittmatter Sports Medicine Center is one of the best high school athletic training facilities in the country. It includes a classroom, spacious treatment area with therapeutic modalities, functional rehabilitation equipment, a hydrotherapy room with a temperature-controlled in-ground plunge pool and a BOD POD air displacement plethysmography machine for body composition assessment. The sports medicine program and the health and physical education department work with Orson Kinney and Body Technologies to help students develop healthy weight management plans. 

Brophy's Sports Medicine Curriculum

Brophy students can choose a one-semester sports medicine class for a beginning look at sports injury management. Students develop clinical competencies, study musculoskeletal anatomy and pathology, and learn the basics of concussion management, heat-related illness prevention and treatment, and body composition assessment. Students may take the class multiple times, progressing through four levels of knowledge and skill. Many sports medicine students have gone on to pursue careers in the field.

Mr. Chris White
Brophy Sports Medicine

Chris White became Brophy’s head athletic trainer in 1986. He now manages the athletic training and sports medicine team, and focuses on teaching. Mr. White received an undergraduate degree from Ithaca College in New York, and a graduate degree from the University of Arizona. Mr. White teaches Honors Anatomy and Physiology, and Sports Medicine. He is past president (two terms) of the Arizona Athletic Trainers’ Association and has served on the board of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation, as well as on state, district and national committees. 

Sports Medicine Staff

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Concussion Prevention

The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) mandates that all athletes complete concussion education before they are allowed to participate in high school sports.
  • Athletes, follow this link to the Brainbook course.
  • Register as a student.
  • Take the course and the exam.
  • Email your coach 1) the date you completed the course/exam and 2) your score.
  • For more information on concussions, follow this link »

Exercises for Injury Prevention and
Improved Sports Performance