Athletic Training RoomIt is the mission of the Health, Exercise Science and Athletics Department at Southwestern College to provide an Athletic Training facility that creates a fair environment for all student athletes to access the best possible care and prevention of sports related injuries. Each individual athlete will receive the best attention possible.
It is the responsibility of the Athletic Training staff and a team physician specializing in orthopedic medicine to monitor approximately 400 student athletes competing on 16 athletic teams. It is the mission of this staff to return our athletes to full participation as quickly and safely as possible.
It is paramount that the Southwestern Health, Exercise Science and Athletics Department prioritize the health and welfare of their student-athletes. Through communication, creativity and innovation, the athletic training staff and team physician collaborate in a team approach in order to meet the needs of the student-athlete. The student-athletes will work with the most educated and proficient certified athletic trainers available.
These athletic trainers are held to the highest standards of their peers as well as the Southwestern College Athletic Department.The Southwestern College Athletic Training Room is located at the north end of the Health, Exercise Science and Athletics building. It is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm and two hours before game time on weekends. Should your school have any special needs please contact us in advance. Emergency equipment and first aid supplies will be available and a trainer will attend each athletic event. A team physician will be present at all football games. In case of an emergency, Sharp Hospital is within 6 minutes of the Southwestern campus.
Southwestern Training Room
|(619) 421-6700 x5348|
|(619) 482-6380 or Ext 6380|
Dennis Petrucci, ATC
Dennis comes to Southwestern bringing the experience of working at both the Division I and professional levels of sport. He has his A.T.C. (Certified Athletic Trainer from the National Athletic Trainers Association) and C.S.C.S. (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association). His resume includes working with countless elite athletes in major sports including: several NFL and NHL players, Men’s and Women’s Olympic soccer athletes, Olympic and professional beach volleyball players as well as being invited to go on tour with Aerosmith by Steven Tyler himself.
He is married to wife Christina and has two daughters, Sienna and Juliet.
Debbie Prouse is a 1999 graduate of Pepperdine University with a bachelor's degree in sports medicine where she played collegiate soccer from 1995-1998. She is also a 2006 graduate of California University of Pennsylvania with a master's degree in exercise science and health promotion. Prouse is certified by the National Athletic Trainer's Association and the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Performance Enhancement Specialist.
Prouse, worked as a certified athletic trainer at Pepperdine University from 2000-2012. Since 2004 Prouse has served as an athletic trainer to the United States Soccer Federation and the US Women's National soccer Team.
Prouse is singe and resides in San Diego.