Athletic Training

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, Christina Brekelmans, Manuel De Alba, and Josh Edwards as well as two graduate assistants: Leah Sampson and Megan Whyte. Pond and his staff are certified athletic trainers by the Board of Certification (BOC) and members of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), who oversee treatment and medical attention given to all of Pacific’s intercollegiate sports. In his 28th year at Pacific, Pond is a 1988 graduate of Utah State, and spent two years at Arizona before arriving in Stockton. 

The athletic training facilities are also a laboratory for Pacific’s athletic training 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.

Master of Science in Athletic Training

Pacific will begin offering a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) in the Summer of 2018. If interested in the MSAT program, please contact Program Director Thomas (TK) Koesterer, Ph.D., ATC at or 209-946-2982.