Penn Charter strives to ensure each student-athlete's safety and well-being while participating in athletics.We employ the latest treatment and rehabilitation techniques and educate our student-athletes on overall body maintenance and care. We strive to return injured athletes to sports participation in the shortest but safest timeframe, placing their overall health and safety above all else.
We pride ourselves on a team approach to managing injuries and illnesses in our student body. Our team includes:
Two athletic trainers licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine
Collaboration with school nurses to ensure students’ specific needs are met in the classroom
Weekly injury clinic with CHOP sports medicine physicians
Easy access to some of the leading primary care and orthopedic physicians in the area
Athletic trainers are present on campus for all home competitions and during school-sanctioned practices. Penn Charter maintains relationships with many orthopedic groups in the Philadelphia area, namely with Temple University Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP).
Penn Charter was named First Team, Safe Sport School by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) in 2015, the first school in the five county Philadelphia area to make First Team. The commendation comes because PC "acted on all required and recommended elements of the Safe Sports School Checklist. First Team schools have gone above and beyond to help ensure the safety of their student athletes," says NATA.