Meet Our Sports Performance Athletes of the Month
May 2013 -- Ryan Mitchell (football) and Heather Bong (women's track and field)
April 2013 -- Dau Jok (men's basketball) and Claire Walker (women's soccer)
March 2013 -- Micah Burak (wrestling) and Dana Bonincontri (gymnastics)
February 2013 -- Matthew Paige (sprint football) and Meghan McCullough (women's basketball)

The University of Pennsylvania developed its Sports Performance program during the summer of 2012 and began implementing its components starting with the 2012-13 academic and athletic year.

The purpose of this program is to:
*Combine all components of Sports Performance
*Utilize our state-of-the art facilities
*Decrease our student-athletes' injury potential
*Create an all-inclusive area that provides services of overlapping medical disciplines
*Provide a recruiting tool for coaches and prospective student-athletes
*Engage, facilitate, and enhance the overall student-athlete and team athletic performance at the University of Pennsylvania.

The University of Pennsylvania Sports Performance program possesses the following components:
*Athletic Training
*Strength and Conditioning
*Sports Dietician (Nutrition)
*Athlete Lifestyle
*Physicians
*Coaches
*Scientific Research
*Physiology

The goals of this program are as follows:
*Decrease injury potential
*Improve overall athletic performance
*Incorporate a Sports Dietician in team meal planning, individual meal planning, injury recovery meal plans, training recovery education, and dietary supplementation education
*Based on research, educate student-athletes and coaches about injury potential associated with overtraining, nutrition, sleep, recovery, and lifestyle choices
*Provide a model for athletic departments across the country
*Become nationally recognized for providing a cutting-edge, integrated department that creates champions and provides an atmosphere to produce future leaders

What are some of the benefits to our student-athletes?
*World-renowned Penn Medicine physicians
*State-of-the-art facilities and medical technology
*Athletics department partnership with Penn Medicine and specialty healthcare providers
*Quality of personnel in various departments
*Constant advancement in research, technology, and techniques
*Constant communication across disciplines to ensure consistent continuity of care
*All-inclusive medical care facilities within our athletics venues and blocks away from athletic facilities

Click here to meet our Sports Performance staff

Click here to learn more about our Athletic Training/Medical programs

Click here to learn more about our Strength and Conditioning program

Click here to learn more about our Nutrition program