Hometown: Kauai, Hawaii
High School: Kapaa High School
Education: Santa Barbara City College, 2006-11 & Cal Stat Fullerton, 2011-13
Micah became a certified Athletic Trainer in January 2014 after graduating from Cal State University, Fullerton, with is B.S. in Athletic Training. He was nominated to be the commencement speaker on behalf of all Athletic Training majors and also earned two awards: The Most Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award and the Department of Service Award.
Micah has gained a wide array of experience even in his young career. This includes high school, club, college, and professional sports. Prior to San Juan Hills, he held the Head ATC position at Capistrano Valley Christian High School and worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach for Mizuno Volleyball Club. Micah has interned at the professional level with the Anaheim Ducks Hockey Team, OC Blues Soccer Club, USA U14 Water Polo team, and the Trestles Hurley Pro World Tour Surf Event.
He plans on earning his master’s degree in corrective exercise and completing his CSCS (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist) certification.
San Juan Hills High School | Athletic Trainer of the Year
“Mr. Micah Ohlen is our athletic trainer. He makes sure all of our athletes are safe to practice and compete. He attends all levels of athletic competitions, from Freshmen/Sophomore Levels, JV and Varsity, providing medical attention when needed, follows up with athletes on their injuries, conducts the concussion protocol, and provides athlete physicals each spring. Recently he applied to have our school evaluated for our levels of athletic safety and due to his professionalism and hard work we were awarded the coveted National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School Award recognizing us as providing the highest level of safety for student athletes. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment. Mr. Ohlen is considered a hero by our students, parents and coaches. Mr. Ohlen makes sure the following safety best practices are in place at San Juan Hills High School: • Create a positive athletic health care administrative system • Provide or coordinate pre-participation physical examinations • Promote safe and appropriate practice and competition facilities • Plan for selection, fit function and proper maintenance of athletic equipment • Provide a permanent, appropriately equipped area to evaluate and treat injured athletes • Develop injury and illness prevention strategies, including protocols for environmental conditions • Provide or facilitate injury intervention • Create and rehearse a venue-specific Emergency Action Plan • Provide or facilitate psychosocial consultation and nutritional counseling/education • Be sure athletes and parents are educated of the potential benefits and risks in sports as well as their responsibilities Mr. Ohlen recently shared with me his philosophy about student safety, saying, “I am committed to keeping our student athletes safe during physical education classes, team practices and games so they can accomplish their own goals of great competition, winning records, fair sportsmanship and good health. Our goal is to lead our athletics program to the highest safety standards for our players.” Mr. Ohlen’s hard work, dedication, and professionalism has caught the attention of our school district and his best practices are being studied and used as an example of what the school district would like to see at every high school. In closing, our students are safer and better-prepared to be in competition due to Mr. Micah Ohlen. “
Dr. Mark Cianciola is a family medicine doctor in Rancho Santa Margarita, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
Mark continues to support San Juan Hills High School as our team physician and an integral part of our sports medicine team.
Scott competed his B.S. degree at Brigham Young University and his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) at Creighton University in 1999, graduating Magnum Cum Laude. Training: Frappier Acceleration System, Cybex Reactor Protocols, Fast-Twitch Isokinetic Machines. Certifications: CSCS (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist), COMT (Orthopedic Manipulative Therapist)
The exclusive provider of physical therapy for San Juan Hills High School