The sports medicine staff is the link between the coaches, athletes and team physician(s). The department of sports medicine operates under the supervision of the University of San Diego's designated team physician, the associate director of athletics for sports medicine, associate athletic trainers, and assistant athletic trainers. USD participates in the Professional Program for Athletic Training at San Diego State University by providing clinical experience for athletic training students. The team physician designates and is assisted by associate team physicians and specialists. Appointments and referrals are made by the sports medicine staff.
The sports medicine facility and the certified athletic training staff are for the exclusive use of the University of San Diego intercollegiate athletes. First aid and referrals for students, faculty, and staff may be provided.