Athletic Training

The Athletic Training Staff at the University of Saint Joseph is dedicated to the prevention, care, rehabilitation and treatment of injuries sustained to the intercollegiate student athlete while participating in a University of Saint Joseph varsity sport.

For Visiting Teams
Visiting teams and their athletic trainers are asked to read the following letter in advance of arriving on campus at USJ.
Visiting teams click here.

All students must submit the following forms annually prior to participation in intercollegiate athletics:


Athletic Training Room Hours
Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. to noon; 1-6 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday based on practice and game schedule
For injury rehabilitation, please make an appointment.

Rules and Regulations

  • NO FOOD OR DRINK in the Athletic Training Room.
  • No cleats, sports equipment or bags are permitted in the Athletic Training Room.
  • All injuries must be reported to the athletic trainer for evaluation and treatment. Those injuries which were received at an away contest must be reported before 11 a.m. the following day. Arriving to the Athletic Training Room 30 minutes before practice or competition with a new injury is NOT acceptable.
  • Athletes are encouraged to make appointments with the Certified Athletic Trainer for rehabilitation. If you require rehabilitation, please do not arrive 20 minutes before practice and expect aid through your program.
  • If you require treatment, modalities (heat, ice, ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation) or taping, please arrive 45 minutes to one hour prior to the time your coach has required you to arrive.
  • All athletes must have a physical on file with the Athletic Training Staff. Any student-athlete without a physical will not be allowed to participate in intercollegiate athletics.
  • All athletes are required to complete a medical history form on a yearly basis. Any changes in health should be reported to the athletic trainer immediately.
  • All athletes must complete the insurance card form and HIPAA form.
  • Out-of-season athletes must avoid treatment and rehabilitation between 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • The athletic training room is not a lounge; please do not "hang out". If you are not receiving treatment, please wait outside.
  • Improper language and immature behavior will not be tolerated.
  • No one is permitted to use the athletic training room without permission
  • Computer and cell phone use in the Athletic Training room is PROHIBITED.

Philip Stevenson, MS, ATC, LAT
Head Athletic Trainer
Phone: 623.521.6312
Fax: 860.570.2423

Patty Clark, ATC, EMT
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Phone: 860.231.5424
Fax: 860.570.2423

Dr. Carl Nissen, M.D.
Team Physician
Elite Sports Medicine
399 Farmington Ave
Farmington, CT

Nearest Hospital:
St. Francis Hospital
114 Woodland St
Hartford, CT