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Sports Medicine Staff

Certified Athletic Trainer

This is Faith Villanueva's third school year as the Certified Athletic Trainer at Walnut High School. Prior to Walnut, Faith worked for almost two years at Diamond Ranch High School. Faith was a product of a high school CTE Sports Medicine program at  Palm Springs High School. It was through her experiences that she discovered her passion for working as a Certified Athletic Trainer in the high school setting.  

Faith completed her Bachelors of Science degree in Athletic Training at California State University, Fullerton. After completing the Athletic Training Education Program at Cal State Fullerton in December of 2015 she earned her certification from the Board of Certification.

Faith has also acquired a teaching credential in Career Technical Education (CTE) and teaches two periods of Advanced Sports Physical Therapy and Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation on campus. She has also acquired a CIF Wrestling Assessor certification. Faith is currently a preceptor and clinical instructor for the University of La Verne. 

Sports Medicine Staff

  1. Dr. David Patterson M.D.- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation Hospital)- Ninth year as the Team Physician
  2. Dr. Azhar Majeed M.D.- Internal Medicine (Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation Hospital)- Second year as the Team Physician
  3. Faith Villanueva (Walnut, CA)- Certified Athletic Trainer at Walnut High School

University Internship Affiliations

Walnut High School is honored with the opportunity to have interns from different universities come work with the Certified Athletic Trainer. It is a unique experience for the student-athletes, as well as for the college interns who seek further experience in the field of Sports Medicine.

During each Fall and Spring semesters, Cal State Fullerton, University of La Verne and Azusa Pacific University’s Athletic Training Programs provides interns to assist with on-field acute injury evaluations, and functional rehabilitation for those nursing chronic and overuse injuries. They help the Certified Athletic Trainer oversee many of the sports programs Walnut has to offer its students.


Please feel free to contact Ms. Faith Villanueva via:
Email: fvillanueva@wvusd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 909-594-1333 ext. 34465; Fax: 909-444-3602 
Office: Athletic Training Clinic (Hours: 12:00pm to 8pm, or last scheduled game)