Fitness & Sports Medicine
Durham Academy’s fitness programs revolve around a commitment to the health, performance, wellness, accessibility and the individual needs of our students. Students have access to the weight room during their free periods, before school, after school and over the summer where they are able to use exercise bikes, treadmills, ellipticals, a rowing machine and a diverse array of strength-training equipment.
The weight room is staffed by Coach Jordan Babwah, our full-time strength and conditioning coach and fitness director. Coach Babwah ensures the safety and proper development of our students by incorporating philosophies and techniques derived from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Exercise and Sports Science program at UNC-Chapel Hill.
In addition to working with our sports teams and PE classes, Coach Babwah designs programs tailored to helping individual students accomplish their own personal fitness goals.
NASM CPT, PES, CES
Durham Academy's three certified athletic trainers cover 43 teams across 20 different sports at the Middle School, junior varsity and varsity levels throughout the school year.
Certified athletic trainers are on site for practices and home games to provide injury evaluation, management and rehabilitation. They also provide emergency management and care, concussion management and injury prevention to members of the Durham Academy community.
The sports medicine facility/training room is located inside Kirby Gym on the Upper School campus, with a satellite room located in the Middle School gym.
Meghan Fulton, MA, LAT, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer
Jackie Lauricella, LAT, ATC
Upper School Athletic Trainer
Middle School Athletic Trainer (part-time)
Gem Gates, PA, RN, MPA
Walker Robinson, MD
Durham Academy Team Physician