Training Services

Penn State Brandywine Sports Medicine


Athletic Commons Room 134
25 Yearsley Mill Road
Media, Pa. 19063

Head Athletic Trainer: Sarah Coelho, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS
610-892-1296 (O)
Athletic Commons Room 134
Sarah Coelho joined the Penn State Brandywine athletic staff in August 2017 as Penn State Brandywine partnered with NovaCare Rehabilitation. She is a 2009 graduate of Concord University (W. Va.), where she received a B.S. in athletic training. She went on to receive a M.S. in athletic training from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2010. Sarah also holds her NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification.

Most recently, she worked as athletic trainer at Williams College for the women’s soccer, wrestling and track and field teams. Prior to Williams College, Sarah was the head athletic trainer at Boone High School in the Orange County Public Schools in Orlando, Fla., where she also taught sports medicine courses. She has additionally worked as an athletic trainer for Disney cast members and at the ESPN Wide World of Sports.


Physical Therapist: Patrick Smith, PT, DPT, SCS
610-892-1296 (O)
Athletic Commons Room 134
Patrick completed both his undergraduate and physical therapy school training at the University at Buffalo. Following physical therapy school, Patrick completed sports residency training through St. Francis University. Patrick became a board certified sport specialist in 2017. Patrick joined NovaCare in 2017 and is in the midst of completing his manual therapy fellowship training through Regis University.


Team Doctor: Dr. Thomas Trojian


Mission Statement

The Penn State Brandywine Sports Medicine Department strives to provide every student-athlete with the most comprehensive, high-quality individual sports medicine health care available in a professional, efficient, compassionate and service-oriented manner. The Sports Medicine Department will provide the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, while also striving to educate student-athletes on prevention techniques. The Sports Medicine Department will use the best evidence available as well as NCAA best practices to provide the highest quality of healthcare given the resources and technology available at Penn State Brandywine.


NovaCare Partnership

NovaCare Rehabilitation offers on campus physical therapy to any Penn State Brandywine student. Patrick Smith, P.T, D.P.T, SCS, will be providing physical therapy services in the athletic training room in the Commons/Athletic Building. Penn State Brandywine’s sports medicine staff will work closely with local NovaCare clinics to provide physical therapy services during academic holidays and summer recess.

Athletic Training Room Hours

The athletic training room is located on the first floor of the Commons/Athletic Building near the fitness center. This facility is open during all three athletic seasons for injury evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation. Hours of operation vary during the three seasons. For practice coverage, the athletic training room will open at least one hour before the start of practice. For event coverage, the athletic training room will open at least two hours prior to the start of scheduled games/matches. Phone: 610-892-1296

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