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Athletic Training

Archbishop Carroll Athletics is proud to partner with Penn Sports Medicine for all our athletic training needs. 

It is Penn Sports Medicine's mission to provide the highest quality of care to Carroll student-athletes. Their team of athletic trainers, physicians and physical therapists work together to ensure high quality care and safe return to sport. The first priority is the health and safety of all students throughout their athletic endeavors. Go Patriots!

Tara Johnson, MS, LAT, ATC is the athletic trainer at Archbishop John Carroll High School. She attended Temple University where she graduated with her B.S. in Athletic Training in 2015. She obtained an M.S. in Advanced Athletic Training at USF in 2021 with a focus on pediatric sports medicine. As a graduate of Hallahan High School, she is excited to join the Carroll community and be back in the Catholic League! Tara can be reached at [email protected].


John Vasudevan, MD is the Head Team Physician for Carroll Athletics. Also, an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, he is Board-Certified in PM&R and Sports Medicine and is the Medical Director of both the Philadelphia Triathlon and Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon, while providing care as part of the Regenerative Medicine program at Penn Medicine.
Dr. Vasudevan provides non-operative management of musculoskeletal conditions affecting athletes and active individuals of all levels, and combines injury rehabilitation with injury prevention. He sees patients at Penn Medicine at Radnor, the Penn Sports Medicine Center at Weightman Hall, as well as the Philadelphia Veterans Administration hospital. Dr. Vasudevan attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. He completed residency in PM&R at Thomas Jefferson University and Sports Medicine fellowship at Stanford University. He has been in practice at the University of Pennsylvania since 2012.

The Athletic Training Room is located on the ground floor of Archbishop Carroll High School, at the bottom of the steps outside of Connor Hall. 
Tara is available to all student athletes during the entire school year. Her hours are Monday-Friday 1:30PM until all on-site practices/games are completed. If there is home game over a weekend, she will be present as well.
Dr. Vasudevan has multiple office locations listed below, and if it is necessary for a student-athlete to be evaluated by him, appointments can be made with 24-48 hours of injury. 
Penn Sports Medicine- Radnor
145 King of Prussia Road
Floor 3, Suite 305 South 
Radnor, PA 19087
Penn Sports Medicine- Weightman Hall
Weightman Hall 1st Floor
235 S. 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Penn Sports Medicine- Valley Forge
1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA 19312
It is imperative that ALL injuries at practices and games (home or away) get reported to the athletic trainer as soon as possible in order to ensure our student athletes receive proper treatment for their injury. Our athletic training room has many resources for treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery for athletic injuries.  Because of our partnership with Penn Sports Medicine, Tara has direct access to a refferal system with Dr. John Vasudevan and team of some of the top sports medicine physicians in our area. 
Whenever a student athlete seeks care from an outside physician for an athletic injury, that student athlete must submit a physician's note clearing them to fully return to play. 
Good Shepherd Penn Partners (GSPP) of Radnor are who we refer to for physical therapy. The group a team of  sports physical therapists; either AT-PTs or have a sport certified. This team is here to help lighten the load for the Carroll athletic trainer. Located in on King of Prussia Road in Radnor, it is convenient for Carroll student-athletes to get to their office for physical therapy or rehab once the the school day is done.
250 King of Prussia Road
Suite 100
Radnor, PA 19087

Known as the EAP for short, the Emergency Action Plan gives coaches a detailed plan of what to do in an emergency situation, and how to handle said situation if the athletic trainer is not around. Each coach will be given an EAP at the coaches meeting at the beginning of every sports season. These will be updated annually. Below is a copy of Carroll's EAP.

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association is the professional organization for Athletic Training. To learn more about athletic training, feel free to visit the NATA website: