The Department of Sports Medicine was started in the fall of 2003 with the addition of a certified Athletic Trainer (AT) to the Pallotti staff. The mission of the St. Vincent Pallotti High School Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Program is to provide the best possible health care for student athletes. This is to be accomplished through prevention, recognition, evaluation, assessment, immediate care, treatment, rehabilitation, and reconditioning of athletic injuries and illnesses. Emphasis is also placed on educating the Pallotti community about athletic training and the importance of certified athletic trainers in helping to provide the best healthcare for athletes. Pallotti’s AT provides healthcare to approximately 350 athletes on over 20 junior varsity and varsity athletic teams.