Coach J’s Athletic Training Page
Hello and welcome to my page!
My junior year in high school was the first time I met the Athletic Trainer (AT). I had a shoulder injury and he evaluated me. He worked with me, with my doctor, and my physical therapist to get me back in the game. My senior year after badminton season, I became a student athletic trainer aide and that’s where my passion for Athletic Training and Sports Medicine began.
I attended Grand Canyon University and focused my major in Athletic Training. After my freshman year of getting my requirements for the program, I applied, and was accepted into the Athletic Training Program. All Athletic Training programs must be accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Grand Canyon University is one of two Universities in Arizona that is accredited. In this program, I was taught by a medical-based education model and was educated on providing comprehensive patient care in the five domains of Athletic Training clinical practice: prevention; clinical evaluation and diagnosis; immediate and emergency care; treatment and rehabilitation; and organization and professional health and well-being.
After graduating with my Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, I sat for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam for Athletic Trainers. I passed and worked in a physical therapy clinic until a job opportunity opened up in Tyler, Texas. I moved from Arizona, applied for my Texas License and was approved. In December of 2016, I completed my Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion with a concentration in Rehabilitation Sciences from California University of Pennsylvania.
My goal is to educated and provide the best evidence based practices for our student athletes.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail me!
Let’s go Ponies!!!!