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Athletic trainers give insight on injuries

Chico State's head athletic trainer, Scott Barker, feels for abnormalities in first-year softball player Megan Bowley's knee. Photo credit: Christine Zuniga

Jason Spies

September 28, 2015

Ankle Injuries According to Chico State's head athletic trainer, Scott Barker, ankle injuries are the most common type of injury that he and his staff see from every sport. “With most of our sports, ankle joint sprains are probably the most common joint injury we see,” Barker said. Barker said a t...

Student athletic trainers learn by treating teams

Chico State head athletic trainer Scott Barker teaches in the graduate program for aspiring athletic trainers. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

benjamin marquez

February 24, 2014

Athletic trainers may be mistaken for Bobby Boucher-type water boys during games, but Chico State graduate students do way more than provide H2O. Scott Barker, head athletic trainer at Chico State with 23 years of experience, got his undergraduate and master’s degree at the University of Arizona. Barker teaches in the graduate program...

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