Athletic Training

Shady Side Academy is in partnership with Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Sports Medicine and employs three full-time Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs). SSA is a clinical site for local universities with accredited Masters of Science Athletic Training Programs. Student athletic trainers from these universities assist our teams under the guidance of our own Certified Athletic Trainers.

What is Athletic Training?
Athletic Training is recognized by the American Medical Association as an allied health care profession. Certified Athletic Trainers are trained and educated in five major domains:

  • Injury and illness prevention and wellness promotion
  • Examination, assessment and diagnosis
  • Immediate and emergency care
  • Therapeutic intervention
  • Health care administration and professional responsibility

NATA Safe Sports School logoIn 2020, SSA received the National Athletic Trainers' Association Safe Sports School 2nd Team Award in recognition of its commitment to keeping young athletes safe.

All SSA students who participate in interscholastic athletics have access to our athletic training services.

Schedule an appointment with an SSA athletic trainer.