Welcome to Brophy Sports Medicine’s Sports Health Program

The purpose of this page is to provide Brophy athletes and parents valuable resources so they have a better understanding of the health care services provided by Brophy's athletic training staff, and have access to practical information to help them make the healthiest choices to promote a positive athletic experience and to optimize performance. You can also visit Sports Health: Nutrition for more information.
Brophy Athletic Trainer

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 Head Athletic Trainer Chris White,  Athletic Trainer Danelle Dykstra Wade and Nick Hattrup, a graduate assistant from A.T. Still University. 

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
Head Athletic Trainer

Chris White has served as Brophy’s head athletic trainer since 1986. He 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


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