Health & Safety

We provide the highest standard of health care for all our students, along with visiting athletic teams.

Sports Medicine

Our dedicated athletic trainer is on hand to focus on the prevention, recognition, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and appropriate referral of injuries.

Sara Woodring is a NovaCare Athletic Trainer at Merion Mercy Academy and Haverford College. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training at Duquesne University where she had clinical experience with collegiate and high school athletics. She also got to work with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. 

After Sara graduated from Duquesne, she pursued her Master of Science in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion at George Mason. While there she served as the head athletic trainer of Beville Middle School in Prince William County School District. Also at Mason, Sara focused her thesis on the characterization of head impacts in boys’ youth lacrosse by collecting accelerometer data and conducting video analysis. She also acted as a teacher’s assistant for CPR and First Aid courses for undergraduate students.

Sara is a nationally certified athletic trainer through the Board of Certification and licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine.

Sara Woodring MS, LAT, ATC
610-664-6655 ext.143

Our Return to Sport Protocol

We take both the immediate and long-term health of students into account when considering their suitability to return to play following an injury or illness.

We place particular care on protecting our athletes from COVID-19, and have strict protocols regarding a student’s return to sport following a COVID-19 diagnosis. Click here for our Return to Sport Protocol.