The Shaler Area School District has three contracted Athletic Trainers through UPMC Sports Medicine. These health care professionals, having obtained a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from an accredited college or university, are Certified Athletic Trainers through the Board of Certification and members of the National Athletic Training Association. They work under the direction of our team physician, Dr. Ted Schaffer of Renaissance Family Practice UPMC, and our Sports Medicine Fellow, Dr. Elizabeth Herrman, to provide our student-athletes with the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of sports-related injuries. We provide coverage for a majority of school sponsored athletic practices and events for grades 7-12. The Athletic Training facilities are located on the first floor of the high school, the football stadium, the middle school between gym A and gym B, and the Scott Avenue Elementary School by the pool.