Beginning in 1985, Celebrini studied science and played soccer at what was then Capilano College. He helped Cap’s soccer team reach third place in the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association Soccer Championships and then went on to compete at a FIFA World Youth Championship and the 1987 Pan-American Games. He played for the Canadian Men’s national soccer team and competed in professional soccer until 1995, captaining both the Edmonton Brickmen and the Vancouver 86ers.An avid athlete turned scholar, Celebrini earned his doctorate in rehabilitation sciences from the Faculty of Medicine at UBC. Celebrini is co-founder and a senior member in the leadership team behind Fortius Sport & Health. He is the head of sports medicine and science with the Vancouver Whitecaps and the director of rehabilitation for the Vancouver Canucks. His clients have included Olympic and professional athletes from the National Hockey League (NHL), the National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Football League (NFL) and Major League Baseball (MLB).Celebrini’s research has focused on injury prevention in sports, screening for injury risk factors and promoting children’s physical activity.
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Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.