Written by Michele Mora-Trevino
With the start of the football season, UT Health San Antonio continues its exclusive official health care partnership with UTSA Athletics NCAA division 1 sports including football, basketball, baseball, volleyball and soccer programs.
The partnership allows for the unique privilege of serving the health care needs of the more than 300 UTSA student-athletes by offering access to UT Health San Antonio’s expert providers and vast services, ensuring student athletes’ medical needs are met, and that they are prepared to succeed both on and off the field.
Orthopaedic and sports medicine providers from UT Health Physicians serve as the Roadrunner’s on-the-field medical team with access to the more than 800 other specialists within UT Health San Antonio. Fellowship-trained primary care sports medicine physician, Ken O. Kenneth-Nwosa, MD, serves as the Roadrunner’s team physician and partners with orthopaedic surgeon, Katherine C. Bartush, MD, for “on and off the field” care of the athletes.
The complete medical team serving UTSA Athletics includes Philip Jacobs, MD, and Caitlyn Mooney, MD. Together, this powerhouse team focuses on preventing common injuries, recognizing and treating concussions, understanding the role that proper stretching, hydration and nutrition play in keeping student athletes healthy, performing surgery if needed and determining when a student has fully recovered and is safe to return to play.
The 2021 USA Conference Champions are pumped for this football season, and all UT Health students, faculty and employees are invited to support the Roadrunners. Those interested in attending one of this season’s football games can click here purchase tickets at a discounted price.
UTSA and UT Health San Antonio have long been at the forefront of San Antonio’s knowledge economy. Together, our two fast-growing University of Texas institutions educate a total student population of 38,000 and award the majority of the bachelor’s and advanced degrees in medicine, nursing, dentistry, health professions and biomedical science in South Texas.