Athletic Training

Athletic trainers provide medical services to students participating in sports. Athletic trainers relieve widespread and future workforce shortages in primary care support and outpatient rehab professions and provide an unparalleled continuum of care for the patients. Athletic Training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions.

Athletic trainers improve functional outcomes and specialize in patient education to prevent injury and re-injury.

The five domains of athletic training

  • Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion
  • Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Immediate and Emergency Care
  • Therapeutic Intervention
  • Healthcare Administration and Professional Responsibility

Clinical Office Hours & Scheduling

Monday: 5-7 p.m.

Wednesday: 5-7 p.m.

All other office hours are by appointment only. Book a virtual or in person appointment through Microsoft Booking. All appointments will take place in Athletic Training Office in the Burns Recreation Center (BRC 239-4) or via zoom, if requested.


Meet the Athletic Trainer

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Caitlyn Ratcliffe, MS, ATC, PES

Caitlyn Ratcliffe, MS, ATC, PES
Office: 310.338.6511

Caitlyn comes to LMU after graduating from California Baptist University in 2012 with her Master of Science in Athletic Training. Upon graduating she started off working at a Physical Therapy Clinic and High School in Tustin, CA and later moved onto California State University, Dominguez Hills where she spent 5 years working with all the NCAA DII athletes, specifically the Women’s Volleyball team, Men’s Basketball and Softball. In 2019, she started as the inaugural Athletic Trainer for the Campus Recreation and Student Facilities Department at LMU working with the Club Sports teams on campus and Burns Recreation Center Members. Caitlyn is also an adjunct professor at both CSUDH and LMU in the Health Science Departments. Caitlyn grew up in Seattle, WA where her family still resides. She also has two dogs, Cali and Lola, and enjoys playing board games and exploring all the hidden gems in Los Angeles.