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sports medicine

In cooperation with physicians and other allied health care personnel, the Athletic Trainer functions as an integral member of the athletic health care team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports programs, sports medicine clinics, and other athletic health care settings.

Seton Hall Prep’s Athletic Trainer is a qualified allied health care professional educated and experienced in the management of health care issues associated with sports participation. The Athletic Trainer functions in cooperation with medical personnel, athletic administrators, coaches, and parents in the development and coordination of efficient and responsive athletic health care delivery systems.

The main focus of the Athletic Trainer is:

  • Injury Assessment- All athletic related injuries should be assessed by the school Athletic Trainer to determine the best course of action to manage the injury.
  • Rehabilitation- Some injuries can be rehabilitated with the Athletic Trainer during and after school hours in the Athletic Training Room. All rehabilitation times are coordinated with the student-athlete and the Athletic Trainer. Some more serious injuries that require further doctor intervention cannot be rehabilitated in the Athletic Training Room. If this is the case, the student-athlete are referred to a physical therapy facility to get the proper treatment
  • Physicals-All student-athletes need to have a valid physical. Physicals are valid for one (1) year. All medical paperwork is reviewed by the Athletic Trainer. No student is allowed to try out or participate in any sport without a valid physical.
    • All physicals for all students are stored on Caredox. This is an online resource to manage, and store students' physicals. It is 100% HIPAA compliant. To sign up for Caredox, please click link below.
    • For a list of all cleared athletes, please click link below.
  • ImPACT Testing-the ImPACT test is a baseline concussion test that is required every two (2) years for every student-athlete. If your name does not appear on the “Cleared Students List,” a missing or out-of-date ImPact test might be the reason why. Please check with the Athletic Trainer if you are unsure of when your last ImPACT test was taken.
Mario Gencarelli, MS, LAT, ATC, PES - Certified Athletic Trainer

Detailed Bio

Joining Seton Hall Prep in June of 2019, Mario came to us having earned his Bachelor’s Degree of Exercise Science in Athletic Training from Kean University and his Master’s of Exercise Science in Athletic Training from California University of Pennsylvania. He was the President of the Athletic Training Club and is a committee member of the Eastern Athletic Trainer Association: Dr. Moyer Awards Committee. Mario has interned at the New York Jets and worked with Kean Football, Men’s Soccer, NJCU Basketball, Roselle Park High School Wrestling and was the full time, head athletic trainer at Avella High School.

Previously, Mario was working in the Atlantic Health Concussion Center for two years with Dr. Rempson seeing over 1,000 concussion patients while also working as the Head Athletic Trainer at Union County College.


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Sports Medicine Education

Several sports related medical issues have recently come to the fore that potentially impact on the lives of student-athletes in general, and Prep athletes in particular. A number of well-crafted and informative videos have been collected and are made available here to our families in the interest of keeping them informed and maintaining the safety and good health of our students.

View the videos below for more information:

  • Concussions

    Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains what a concussion is and what the effects of a concussion can do to a person’s brain.

  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest

    What you need know about Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes.

  • Dehydration

    Sports Science explains what happens to the body when you become dehydrated.

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