Sports Medicine

Mission Statement

Our mission is to ensure the optimal health and performance of the Bellarmine student athletes. We strive to provide the injured athlete with the most up-to-date medical techniques in sports medicine backed by evidence-based results. This is done through the practice of athletic training, which includes the prevention, diagnosis, intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions involving functional limitations.

Our Program

The Bellarmine Sports Medicine department is responsible for the administration of health care for the student-athletes of Bellarmine College Preparatory. Bellarmine employs two full-time Certified Athletic Trainers to ensure that their student-athletes receive the highest quality of medical care within the sports medicine world.

Certified Athletic Trainers are highly-qualified, multi-skilled, allied health-care professionals and have been part of the American Medical Association's Health Professions Career for more than a decade. Additionally, the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine are all strong clinical and academic supporters of Certified Athletic Trainers.

Bellarmine's program was recognized in the Spring of 2015 by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) with a 1st Team Safe Sports School Award, having met all recommended and required safety standard elements set forth by the organization.  

Our Sports Medicine Department works with San Jose State University by providing a clinical site for undergraduate student athletic trainers preparing for the profession of athletic training.

Services Provided

The athletic training staff, working directly under the supervision of the Team Physician, provides comprehensive medical services for 13 athletic programs (35 teams total) and over 1000 student-athletes.

Staff Profiles

Mark Moreno MS ATC CES

Mark Moreno was appointed Head Athletic Trainer at Bellarmine College Preparatory in August of 2007. He has established a strong, reliable and comprehensive sports medicine department, which is responsible for over 1000 student athletes. Mark strives for the Sports Medicine department to not only be on the cutting edge of athletic training at the high school level, but to offer a dependable and encouraging environment for athletes.

Mark is an Approved Clinical Instructor (ACI) for undergraduate level athletic training students. He completed his formal education with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Sonoma State University in 2001. In 2009, he completed a master’s degree in Exercise Science from the California University, Pennsylvania. Certified by the National Athletic Training Association (NATA) since 2002, he also maintains a certification as a Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).

Michael O'Shea MS ATC CSCS

Michael has experience as an athletic trainer at all levels of sport, including high school, junior college, four-year university and professional. He started his career in Sacramento, working as a high school athletic trainer, and is excited to return to the high school environment after spending seven years as the Clinical Director and an Athletic Trainer at South Bay Sports and Preventative Medicine.

Michael received both his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Athletic Training, and his Master of Science in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Sports Performance, from CSU Sacramento. He is recognized as a Certified Athletic Trainer through the National Athletic Trainers Association, and as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Harrison Kuehn ATC

Harrison is a graduate of The Ohio State University's CAATE-accredited athletic training program. During his time in Ohio, he worked with Ohio State's football, track and field, and cross country teams, in addition to their men's ice hockey and lacrosse teams.

He is recognized through the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification as a Certified Athletic Trainer. A Bay Area native, Harrison is thrilled to be back in California and part of the Bellarmine community.


Dr. Anthony Saglimbeni, MD

Team Physician, Anthony Saglimbeni, is board-certified in internal medicine, pediatrics and sports medicine. Dr. Saglimbeni is President of South Bay Sports and Preventive Medicine Associates in San Jose, where he maintains a private practice and acts as team physician for the San Jose Giants. Dr. Saglimbeni is also a medical consultant at West Valley College Student Health and Sports Medicine and Santa Clara University Athletics. He is team physician at Presentation High School in addition to Bellarmine, and is affiliated with various sports programs in the Silicon Valley. His passion for concussion medicine has culminated in the birth of the California Concussion Institute.

Dr. John Kao, MD

Dr. John Kao is a sports orthopedic surgeon who practices at the SOAR clinic in San Jose. He received his orthopedic surgery training at Stanford University and his sports medicine training at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles. In LA, he had the opportunity to work with athletes for the Los Angeles Lakers, Dodgers, Rams, Angels and Kings. He has been practicing sports medicine in the Bay Area for the past 22 years and has special interests in arthroscopy and complex issues of the knee, hip, shoulder and elbow. Dr. Kao is also Head Team Physician at West Valley College and a member of the medical staff for Santa Clara University and UC Berkeley.

Dr. Kao is well-published and has given numerous talks and lectures regarding sports medicine. His approach to care for athletes, from the weekend warrior to the high-level competitive athlete, is one that emphasizes empathy and appropriate conservative vs. surgical treatment.

Orthopaedic Consultants

Dr. Kenneth Akizuki, MD
Dr. Tim McAdams, MD

Location / Facilities

The athletic training room is located in the Wayne Valley Memorial Gymnasium at 960 Emory Street, adjacent to the boy's locker room.

The training room provides a state-of-the-art facility for our student-athletes. It is equipped with multiple treatment tables, taping stations, cardio-vascular equipment and strength-training equipment. The facility provides student-athletes with adequate space for therapeutic exercises using physiotherapy balls, theraban and balance devices, each of which are designed to improve functional movement patterns. In addition, two whirlpools are available for the athletes to use for injury prevention and recovery.


Athletic Trainers

Mark Moreno
Head Athletic Trainer
(408) 537-9289
(408) 278-1048

Michael O'Shea
Assistant Athletic Trainer
(408) 537-9297
(408) 278-1048

Harrison Kuehn
Assistant Athletic Trainer
(408) 537-9229
(408) 278-1048 

Hours of Operation

School Days: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Weekends and holidays:  Hours are based upon athletic practices and competitions held on campus

Summers: Open during summer school hours

Forms and Resources

The following Athletic Department resources are available on the B: parents Documents & Forms webpage:

  • Athletic Handbook

The following resources are available on Magnus Health (click on the Magnus Health icon in PowerSchool to be redirected to the Magnus Health portal):

  • Concussion Management Plan
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest Information Sheet for Parents & Athletes