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Athletic Training Staff

Christina Farley MEd, ATC, LAT, NBCT


Mrs. Farley has been the Director of Sport Medicine Services for University High School since the school opened in 1990.  She was one of the inaugural ATC’s that was hired in 1987 to provide complete healthcare for the student-athletes of Orange County. She hails from West Virginia University and then completed her Master of Science from Old Dominion University in Virginia.  Her experience includes Division I Football, USA Olympics, World Cup Soccer and 27 years of High School Sports.  Mrs. Farley is a member of the Florida Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame.


Melissa Belcher MS, ATC, LAT

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Melissa Belcher, MS, ATC/L has been an Assistant Athletic Trainer at University High School since 2005.  Melissa also currently teaches HOPE at UHS.  Mrs. Belcher was the Head Athletic Trainer for The Orlando City Soccer Club during its inaugural season.  She has also worked with high profile performers and student-athletes to maximize their performance potential and career longevity. Mrs. Belcher received a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Central Florida and a Master of Science degree in Exercise Science from Syracuse University.


Sean Maleknia LAT, ATC

Sean Maleknia, LAT, ATC is the CORA Rehabilitation contracted Athletic Trainer for University High School.  He has been with the Cougars since the start of the 2015 school year.  He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2015 where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training.  Sean currently provides Athletic Training services to all sports at UHS, as well as rehabilitation services in the clinic setting.


Dr. DowningDr. Jeffrey A. Downing, D.O.

(407) 254-2500

Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, Dr. Downing has been practicing family medicine in the greater Orlando area since 1998. He attended Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology cum laude. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, and went on to complete both his osteopathic internship and his family medicine residency at Florida Hospital East Orlando, in Orlando, FL.

Prior to joining Orlando Orthopaedic Center, Dr. Downing operated his own osteopathic medicine practice in Orlando. He has also served as a Resident Academic Proctor at Family Health Center East, supervising and teaching residents in the office and on hospital rounds.

Dr. Downing is certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

Dr. Downing serves as the team physician for Orlando’s University High School.

Dr. Downing’s office is located at 2911 Red Bug Lake Road, Casselberry, FL 32707