Casey McKay, DAT, AT, ATC

Licensed & Certified Athletic Trainer

Born in Tucson, AZ, Casey played softball and soccer growing up year round. With her father as coach, she stuck with softball, playing into high school. During that time, she started getting into athletic training by being enrolled in a sports medicine class that her high school AT taught (shout out to Becky Fajardo). She took her dreams to South Dakota State University, a Division I University in Brookings, South Dakota. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in 2014.

Though she originally was planning on going to get her physical therapy degree, she realized she loved sports medicine. She then headed back to Arizona to obtain a Master of Science in Athletic Training from A.T. Still University in 2016. This is where she met Josie, one of her classmates. During her time there, she was a research assistant for the ATSU concussion program. Her research was focussed on School Nurse’s Perceptions of the Concussion Management Team in the Secondary School Setting. She also graduated with a Doctor of Athletic Training from A.T. Still University in 2018.  Casey continues to be a part of various research projects that will advance injury prevention and concussion management in youth athletes.

Career Highlights

  • Teacher/assistant AT at Queen Creek High School

  • AT for Barrow Neurologic Institute 
  • Assistant AT at Sierra Linda High School, Phoenix, Arizona

  • Internship at Efficient Movement

  • AT for a multitude of valley-wide youth sporting events

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