Loyola Blakefield
Sports Medicine Department


Athletic trainers (ATs) are healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic interventio,n and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers must earn a degree from an accredited athletic training curriculum and become certified. Accredited programs include formal instruction in areas including: injury/illness prevention, first aid and emergency care, assessment of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and nutrition. Classroom learning is enhanced through clinical education experiences. More than 70 percent of certified athletic trainers hold at least a master’s degree.

An athletic trainer (AT) is an allied healthcare professional who meets the qualifications set by a state licensure and/or the Board of Certification, Inc. and practices athletic training under the direction of a physician. 


Requirements:

• Bachelor's or Master's degree from an Accredited Athletic Training program

• Comprehensive exam pass

• ATC credential from the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (NATABOC)

• Maintain current knowledge and skills through continuing education

• Adhere to standards of professional practice set by the NATABOC

Please feel free to navigate to meet our team, learn about the athletic training profession, and discover many valuable medical resources and policies that we have implemented.

Head Athletic Trainer

Jeremy Parr, MS, ATC, LAT

Jeremy is the only full time athletic trainer employed by Loyola Blakefield. Jeremy has been working with all levels of student athletes for all Loyola athletic teams since his start in 2005. Prior to Loyola Jeremy was the athletic trainer and PE teacher for Wicomico High in Salisbury, MD from 1999-2005. Completing his athletic training degree from Salisbury University in 1997, Jeremy pursued his Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology, Sport and Science from Marshall University in Huntington, WV in 1999. Jeremy is a current nationally certified and Maryland State licensed athletic trainer. He loves his time at his second home but prefers spending time with his wife and 3 kids during his “down time"!

443.841.3358    

Supervising Physician

Dr. Andrew Tucker, M.D.

Chief of Sports Medicine, MedStar Union Memorial, Head Physician Baltimore Ravens, Past President of the NFL Physicians’ Society, Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship.

Dr. Tucker's specializes in musculoskeletal injuries, evaluation of non-surgical orthopedic problems and concussion management. Dr. Tucker is head team physician for the Baltimore Ravens and past President of the NFL Physicians' Society. Recently named amongst Baltimore magazine's 2013 Top Doctors, Dr. Tucker sees patients at his Lutherville office in the Galleria Towers at the intersection of York Rd. and Seminary.

To schedule an appointment for your son with Dr. Tucker please contact Head Athletic Trainer, Jeremy Parr. In the event of an emergency, Dr. Tucker’s direct line is: 410.821.8062.

Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellow

Dr. Jaron Santelli, University of Maryland

Loyola Blakefield is very fortunate to partner with Dr. Jaron Santelli and the University of Maryland Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, entitling us to a board certified physician in his or her Sports Medicine Fellowship year. The fellow covers all varsity home football games and visits Loyola once a week for a clinical evaluation day of any athletic injuries. In addition to Loyola Blakefield the fellow is responsible for covering the Baltimore Ravens, University of Maryland, UMBC and Coppin State University Athletics. The benefits are many for the Loyola Blakefield community. Through this agreement families are spared valuable time and money scheduling office visits, diagnostic tests, etc. 

If your son has sustained an injury while participating in a school athletic program the consultation can be coordinated via the Head Athletic Trainer, Jeremy Parr at no cost to the family.

Athletic Training Student Intern

Peyton Hobson, Towson University

Each fall and spring semester, a Towson University Athletic Training Student is assigned a clinical rotation to Loyola Blakefield athletics. This program benefits these students to be placed in another potential job setting, different from their University experience while extremely beneficial for Loyola in providing additional quality assistance for daily set-up, injury evaluation, rehabilitation exercises, etc. The student athletic trainer's primary responsibility is an educational experience and at no time will the student intern make an independent return-to-play decision for any athletic injury.