Sports Medicine

U of D Jesuit Athletic Training

Welcome to the homepage of U of D Jesuit Athletic Training. The Athletic Training Room is located in the main gym down the ramp on the north end of the gym near the locker room.

Contact Information:

Athletic Training Room: (313) 862-5400, ext 2202

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Sports Medicine Team

Nick Parkinson, M.Ed., A.T., A.T.C. - Athletic Trainer

Nick received his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine from Central Michigan University and completed his Master of Education degree, majoring in Exercise Science, from Auburn University. He is licensed as an athletic trainer in the State of Michigan and certified nationally through the Board of Certification, Inc. Nick began working at Henry Ford Health System, assigned to U of D Jesuit High School, in 2013. Prior to this assignment, Nick provided athletic training services to the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and the Great Lakes Loons, a Class A minor league affiliate of the L.A. Dodgers. In early 2012 before departing for Auburn University, Nick provided athletic training coverage to Allen Park High School representing Henry Ford Health System. At University of Detroit Jesuit High School, Nick is present for all major sports home games, as well as in the athletic training room during non-game days for injury prevention, assessment and care of injuries, and to provide treatment or rehabilitation.

Michael Workings, M.D., F.A.A.F.P. - Team Physician

Dr. Workings attended medical school at the University of Michigan and completed his postgraduate training in Family Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital. He is an assistant professor of Family Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and teaches physicians through the primary care sports medicine fellowship program at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Workings is board-certified and currently serves on the board of directors for the American Board of Family Medicine and Michigan Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Workings sees patients at Henry Ford Medical Center – Troy and serves as a team physician for the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions, and University of Detroit Mercy Titan athletics. Dr. Workings or his sports medicine fellow will be at most home football and hockey games, and works closely with Athletic Trainer, Nick Parkinson, in the care of University of Detroit Jesuit athletes.

Athletic Training Room Rules

The rules of the U of D Jesuit Atheltic Training Room are outlined in the following:


Concussion Return to Play Protocol

At U of D Jesuit High School we follow a return to play protocol developed by the Henry Ford Health System Concussion Clinic. This program consists of medical evaluation by a trained sports medicine professional, physicians clearance to begin activity, and a graduated 5-day activity program monitored by the athletic trainer on-site. In accordance with MHSAA rules and State of Michigan law, this program must be completed and physicians clearance given to return to athletic competition.

More information here


Athletic Trainer vs. Personal Trainer

There can be confusion as to the role of an athletic trainer, and the difference between an athletic trainer and a personal trainer. This outline gives some information on the athletic trainign profession. If you ever have any questions feel free to ask!

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