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What it means to be an athletic trainer

What it means to be an athletic trainer

Karina Cope

September 23, 2019

Behind the scenes in the world of athletics, there is a group of hard working, dedicated individuals that keep the athletes we admire in top physical health. They are the athletic trainers and they serve as the backbone of any athletic department. Chico State is lucky enough to have Scott Barker as their ...

What it means to be an athletic trainer

What it means to be an athletic trainer

Karina Cope

September 23, 2019

Behind the scenes in the world of athletics, there is a group of hard working, dedicated individuals that keep the athletes we admire in top physical health. They are the athletic trainers and they serve as the backbone of any athletic department. Chico State is lucky enough to have Scott Barker as their ...

Concussions have repercussions

Concussions have repercussions

Makayla Hopkins

October 18, 2016

The NFL isn't alone in the battle against concussions. College athletic programs are following in the league's footsteps to create a safer game for their athletes.The NCAA Executive Committee adopted its Concussion Policy and Legislation in April 2010. The policy requires all affiliated schools to ha...

Athletic trainers give insight on injuries

Athletic trainers give insight on injuries

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

Student athletic trainers learn by treating teams

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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