Medical care of Pacific student-athletes begins with its athletic training staff and a fully operational Athletic Training Center. The center features the latest in injury prevention, rehabilitation, clinical diagnosis and educational research.
The athletic training room is operated and staffed by the director of athletic training Chris Pond and associate director of athletic training Annette Martinez. Additionally, the department staffs four assistant directors: Sara Vargas, Marc Giampaoli, Christina Brekelmans, and Ernest DeLosAngeles, as well as two graduate assistants: Chelsea Davis and Cali VanValkenburg. Pond and his staff are certified athletic trainers by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and oversee treatment and medical attention given to all of Pacific’s intercollegiate sports. In his 25th year at Pacific, Pond is a 1988 graduate of Utah State, and spent two years at Arizona before arriving in Stockton.
The athletic training room is also the training laboratory of Pacific’s athletic training undergraduate studies program. Pacific offers athletic training as a field of study within the University’s Department of Sport Sciences. Approximately 15 students participate annually in Pacific’s student-athlete training program. The academic needs of athletic training students are supervised by Christopher Ludwig (ATC), director of Pacific’s Athletic Training Program.