Athletic Training Program
Through our Athletic Training Program, Adventist Health Simi Valley is pleased to collaborate with area school districts to provide experienced athletic trainers to local school sports teams. The goal of the partnership is to keep student athletes healthy and safe by preventing, reducing and treating sports injuries. Our athletic trainers also are involved with educating students and encouraging them to pursue healthcare-related careers.
Each athletic trainer spends 40 hours a week at their respective schools, allowing athletes to fully engage and enjoy sports with the knowledge a sports medicine professional is nearby to deliver immediate care if needed.
What does an athletic trainer do?
Athletic trainers offer many valuable services to student athletes and their schools during practice, games and camps. They work in conjunction with orthopedic and sports medicine physicians to ensure area athletes have quick access to the care they need for health and safety.
Their services include:
- Assessing, evaluating, providing a clinical diagnosis, and rehabilitation of athletes injuries
- Applying functional taping, wrapping, bracing and supports
- Injury and illness prevention
- Providing onsite management of emergent, acute, and chronic injuries
- Maintaining communication with team physicians, coaches, parents, and other health care providers
Who we serve
Along with Moorpark Community College, we serve the following Ventura and Los Angeles County high schools:
- Royal High School
- Simi Valley High School
- Grace Brethren High School
- Moorpark High School
- Agoura High School
Meet our team
Casey Batten, MD
Medical Director, Athletic Training Program
In addition to his role at Adventist Health Simi Valley, Dr. Batten also serves as lead primary care sports medicine physician for the National Football League’s (NFL) Los Angeles Rams and director of the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship.
John Dingilian, MD
Ambulatory Medical Director – Sports Medicine
Dr. Dingilian oversees the Athletic Training program, ensuring our athletes receive high-quality patient care. He graduated from Loma Linda Medical School in 1991 and completed Northridge Family Medicine Residency in 1994. Sports have always been a part of his personal and family life. He served as the team physician for Granada Hills Charter High School from 1994 until 2019 and most recently for Heritage Christian High School in 2022.
Darby White, ATC
Athletics Program Manager
After starting out with Adventist Health Simi Valley as the first hired Athletic Trainer, Darby now oversees the Athletic Training outreach program and manages community events. She has an undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from CSUN and a Master’s degree in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University.
Our Athletic Trainers
Highly trained and experienced, the Adventist Health Simi Valley’s Athletic Training Program team works with professional, amateur and student athletes.
Agoura High School
Moorpark High School
Royal High School
Simi High School
Let’s get physical!
Sport physicals offered at a discounted price for student athletes
Moorpark Community College
School Physical from Adventist Health Urgent Care - Moorpark in Moorpark, CA (mdsave.com)