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Courtney Watson holds over 18 years of professional experience in the field of Sports Medicine. She is recognized as a passionate and dedicated practitioner in sports today, all over the world. She earned her B.A. degree from UC Berkeley in 2000 and a M.S. degree in Exercise Science from the California University of Pennsylvania. In addition to studying, Watson worked in the field landing her first professional job in the WNBA and NBA Development League as the Head Athletic Trainer.
Watson began studying her craft with the WestCoast Sports Medicine Foundation and Team to Win in 2001 covering Westchester High School and some of the top high school athletes in the world. Entering her 12th season as the Head Athletic Trainer of the WNBA’s premier Los Angeles Sparks, Courtney has also advanced in athletic training positions internationally in Asia, Europe, and other countries. Specializing in health and injury management for some of the world’s most elite athletes, Watson has created a solid foundation for assisting athletes in the development of their optimal performance and recovery.
While expanding her career in Sports Medicine, Watson has been recognized as a pioneer by being the first female Athletic Trainer in the sport of Boxing- consulting and training the WBO WBC WBA welterweight Champion of the World, Floyd Mayweather. Always pushing the envelope, Courtney is currently a Doctoral Candidate of Athletic Training at Arizona’s A.T. Still University.
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Courtney is the founder of ‘Courtney’s Corner Sports Medicine Services and Internship’. She spent 13 years teaching and developing sports medicine pilot programs in various high schools across Los Angeles.
The interest from young students and the desire to give back to her community guided Watson to develop an Internship program for aspiring high school and college students offering unparalleled hands-on experience. Today the program has grown to mentor over 300 students.
Providing medical care and covering sidelines and local gymnasium events and clinics for numerous years, Watson also created various relationships with professional athletes. Being an intricate part of history in sports medicine continues to be a dream come true and shows that with hard work and dedication, all dreams are possible.