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 odirector of athletic training Chris Pond and assistant directors of athletic training Sam Gay, Annette Martinez and Sara Vargas. Pond, Gay, Martinez and Vargas 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 22nd 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 Jodi Baker (ATC), director of Pacific’s Athletic Training Education Program.