The mission of the sports medicine program is the same as that of the National Athletic Trainers Association, "to enhance the quality of health care for our student-athletes, and to advance the profession of athletic training through education and research in the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries. The sports medicine team is responsible for the health and welfare of the student-athlete on campus. Athlete has been defined as any person participating in a university sponsored intercollegiate athletic activity. The sports medicine team shall be responsible for managing the complete health needs of the intercollegiate student"
The professional staff of Mercyhurst North East Sports Medicine has the responsibility over all items affecting the health and safety of student athletes. This includes, but is not limited to, participation, conditioning, protective equipment/devices, nutritional concerns, safety of playing fields and facilities, and any other matter that would affect the health or safety of the student-athlete. Mercyhurst North East Sports Medicine is comprised of two full time Certified Athletic Trainers and one team physician. These medical professionals work with approximately 140 athletes and 9 teams throughout each school year. All Certified Athletic Trainers are state licensed and regulated allied health care workers who practice the arts of Athletic Training at the highest professional standards.
Todd Matlak, AT, ATC
Todd Matlak is the new Assistant Athletic Trainer at the North East Campus. Todd will be teaching a strength and conditioning lab as well at the North East campus. Todd earned a B.S. in Sportsmedicine/Athletic Training at Mercyhurst College in 1999. He went on to graduate school at California University of Pennsylvania and earned a M.S. in Athletic Training in 2000. Todd began his professional career as the head athletic trainer at Mercyhurst North East from 2000-2003 before moving to the main campus as an assistant athletic trainer for the next three years. He then moved on to Gannon University in the role of head athletic trainer from 2006-2016. The past two years Todd worked as the head athletic trainer at Mercyhurst Preparatory School. He resides in Millcreek with his wife of 16 years, Heather, and daughters Hayley and Madison. He enjoys family time, golfing, hiking and reading. Todd’s office is in Liguori Fieldhouse and you can reach him at 725-6111.
Anthony Catoni, AT, ATC
Anthony earned a B.S. in Athletic Training from the University of Central Florida in 2014. Anthony began his professional career as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at the UCF Recreation and Wellness Center from 2014-2015 before moving to Orlando Sports Medicine Group as an Athletic Trainer from 2014-2015. He then moved on to Rollins College as an Assistant Athletic Trainer from 2015-2016 before returning to Orlando Sports Medicine Group from 2016-2017. The past two years Anthony worked as the Head Athletic Trainer at Braden River High School. He resides in Millcreek with his fiancé, Stephanie, and dog, Knox. He enjoys traveling, college football (Go Knights!) and boating. Anthony’s office is in Liguori Fieldhouse and you can reach him at 725-6111.
Athletic Training Forms for Student Athletes:
Athletic Training Services Policies and Procedures
1st Year & Transfer Student Physical Forms
2nd Year & Returner Student Physical Forms