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Athletic Training Clinic

Pasadena City College employs a Sports Medicine Staff, which includes an Orthopedic Surgeon, two Certified Athletic Trainers and athletic training student volunteers. They provide medical services to the intercollegiate athletes on campus, including injury evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and emergency medical care.

The Athletic Training Clinic is located inside the GM Building in GM-111. The state-of-the-art facility is equipped with electrical stimulation and ultrasound units, full-size whirlpools, ice machines, hydrocollator units (hot packs), stationary bikes, treadmill, paraffin bath, an AED, treatment tables and an extensive taping counter. The Clinic also has a separate examination room, staff room, hydrotherapy room, and storage room as well as an office in the center for constant visual monitoring of all patient activities.

1Rehab area

Cardiovascular area2



3 Treatment area



PCC Head Athletic Trainers


Patty Bellali
(626) 585-3205

Patty Bellali grew up in Pasadena and attended Pasadena City College, where she was a student-athlete on the Lancers' women's basketball team under her maiden name Gallego.

She successfully transferred to California State University, Long Beach where she earned her bachelor's degree in kinesiology and physical education. Bellali continued on to earn her master's in education from Azusa Pacific University.

Before accepting her position at PCC, she had worked at the high scholl level as a teacher, director of student activities, and athletic trainer. She later accepted the assistant athletic trainer position at Glendale College and was there for less than a year when one of the head athletic trainer positions at PCC opened up in 2000. Bellali has served as head athletic trainer and is a part of adjunct faculty, teaching First Aid and CPR as an American Red Cross instructor.

Patty is actively involved in the California Athletic Trainers' Association as the public relations chair where she promotes public awareness of the profession of athletic training and helps deal with legislative issues for the association in partnership with the CCCAA.

Bellali lives in Pasadena with her husband Safir and their twin daughters Mila and Sofia.


Rudy Aguilar
(626) 585-7796

Rudy Aguilar earned a bachelor's degree in kinesiology emphasis in athletic training from California State University of Long Beach in 1994. He was certified by the NATABOC (National Athletic Training Association Board of Certification) as an ATC (athletic trainer certified) and NSCABOC (National Strength and Conditioning Association Board of Certification) as a CSCS (certified strength and conditioning specialist) both in 1996. In the summer of 1996 he graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a master's in education.

Rudy has been with Pasadena City College for the past 18 years as a head athletic trainer. Between Aguilar and Bellali, the pair is in charge of 16 intercollegiate sports, duties included evaluations of injuries, prevention of injuries, rehabilitation programs and administration of daily activities in the sports medicine department. Rudy is also the head strength and conditioning coach for various sports. He designs and implements strength and conditioning programs for off-season sports year around and supervises teams during in-season.

For the last 23 years, Rudy has kept himself in shape as an avid weight lifter. He has worked in the fitness field since 2008. Rudy served as a strength coach consulting at South Pasadena High School for two years as well as the head athletic trainer there for 14 sports. Aguilar did a two-year rotation at La Canada High School as the head athletic trainer for 14 sports. Rudy served as strength and conditioning coach for the LCHS football team for two seasons..



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