Athletic Training


Mesa Community College Athletic Training staff is dedicated to the health and well-being of 400+ student-athletes that participate throughout 16 athletic programs. The goal of the staff is to provide comprehensive sports medicine services through prevention and treatment of athletic injuries. 

A Certified Athletic Trainer or ATC is an allied health care professional that specializes in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, management and rehabilitation of athletic related injuries and illnesses. Certified Athletic Trainers provide emergency care/first aid for an athletic injury. In addition they manage continuing injuries as well as rehabilitate and physically recondition athletic injuries, incurred by a student-athlete in practice or athletic contest, in an effort to return student-athletes safely to the field of competition. Certified Athletic Trainers are recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA).


Contact & Location

1833 W. Southern Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85202

Thunderbird Athletic Training Facility
Building 46, Heap Gymnasium
Phone: 480-461-7557
Fax: 480-461-7809


Marty Parel, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer  

Cecilie Pirronello, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer

Haley Toohill, ATC
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer



Athlete Forms

MCC Pre-Participation Physical Packet (click here)

  • The packet above needs to be printed, completed and submitted by student-athletes prior to any preseason conditioning or in-season activities.
  • Physicals are valid for one season of practice and competition only.
  • NEW or TRANSFER student-athletes are required to get an EKG done along with the physical
  • Athletic Trainers in Arizona practice under the direction of either MD or DO. Physicals can be accepted and signed by MD, DO, NP, or PAs. We do NOT accept physicals signed by chiropractors (DC) or naturopathic doctors.


Try-out/Walk On General Assumption of Risk & Release of Liability (click here)

Visiting student-athletes are required to sign and submit the form above along with a valid physical (no more than a year old) in order to participate in tryout/walk on practice sessions.



Student Accident Insurance Information (click here)

MCC carries a secondary insurance on all eligible student-athletes. This policy is secondary only, with medical insurance of parents/guardians/self being primary insurance. The insurance policy only covers athletic injuries that must have occurred during MCCCD sponsored game or practice. All injuries must be reported to athletic trainer, coach, or athletic director when they occur. The college's insurance carrier does not accept responsibilty for gen-med illnesses, or pre-existing injuries or conditions.

MCCCD Supplemental Accident Insurance Guidelines:

  • Injury must have occured while participating in official MCCCD competitions, games, or practices
  • Report injury in a timely manner to a MCC athletic training staff member and fill out an Accident Report/Insurance claim. THIS MUST BE DONE WITHIN 90 DAYS OF INJURY
  • Submit all itemized medical bills to your personal/primary insurance carrier FIRST.
  • Submit all copies of all itemized medical bills and your primary insurance's Explanation of Benefits (EOB) forms to MCCCD's supplmenetal insurance carrier (address below)
  • Keep a personal copy of all medical and insurance related paperwork.


Mutual of Omaha
Special Risk Services
PO Box 31156
Omaha, Nebreska 68131


Visiting Team Information

On behalf of our athletic training staff, we are happy to assist your athletes. If your team is traveling here without an athletic trainer, and your athletes require specific taping and treatment needs, please contact our staff prior to your team's arrival. Visiting teams are responsible for sending their own supplies as well as treatment and modality scripts. 


Educational Resources



Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Heat Illness

Spinal Injury

Other Health Issues




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