The mission of the SPARC+ is to provide orthopedic and fitness screenings and interventions with the goal of promoting health, enhancing performance, and managing musculoskeletal injuries for Shenandoah University students and faculty in these areas of study/participation
+ Music Theatre
+ Esports Athletes
+ Referrals to SPARC Medical Team and Community Partners
+ Pre-season orthopedic Screenings and Interventions
– Music Theatre
– Instrumentalists (Individual assessments when requested)
+ Backstage Coverage (select performances)
+ Health and Fitness Educational Seminars
+ Clinical Research in the area of Performing Arts Medicine and Esports
Our SPARC Team
Our team consists of licensed athletic trainers, physical therapists, and occupational therapists all skilled in the field of performing arts medicine. Our associated physicians include an orthopedic surgeon, an otolaryngologist, and family practice physicians.
Become an expert in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries.
Increase performance while mitigating injury risk
Prevention, assess, and manage injuries specific to dancers, actors, and musicians.
Understand anatomy and physiology for clinical medicine and pedagogy.
Bachelors, Masters & Doctoral Degrees
Study with master teachers in music, theatre, dance, and performing arts leadership and management.
Bachelors & Masters Degrees
Develops students to become innovators and leaders in the esports ecosystem.
Prepares graduates for careers in health, fitness & competitive athletic performance programs.
Masters & Doctoral Degrees
Helps people engage in meaningful tasks that provide their life with purpose.
Prevent, diagnosis and treat movement dysfunctions.
Shingleton, Room 27