Casey McKay, DAT, AT, ATC

Licensed & Certified Athletic Trainer

Born in Tucson, AZ, Casey played softball and soccer growing up year round. With dad being her 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 athletic trainer taught (shout out to Becky Fajardo). She took her dreams to South Dakota State University, a Division I University in Brookings, South Dakota where she graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training in 2014.

While she originally was planning on going to get her Physical Therapy degree, she realized she loved sports medicine. The following July she headed back to Arizona where she began her post-professional Master’s degree at A.T. Still University in Mesa. 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 thesis was on School Nurse’s Perceptions of the Concussion Management Team in the Secondary School Setting. She graduated in 2016 and started a full time job at Barrow Neurological Institute doing outreach for the Concussion and Brain Injury Center. After a year at her desk job, she was itching to get back to the sidelines. She now teaches sports medicine at Queen Creek High School and is the assistant athletic trainer. She just graduated with her Doctorate of Athletic Training from A.T. Still University in June 2018.

Career Highlights

  • Teacher/assistant AT at Queen Creek High School

  • Helped create Barrow Brainbook

  • Provided concussion education at Barrow Neurological Institute

  • Served as the Assistant AT at Sierra Linda High School, Phoenix, Arizona

  • Internship at Efficient Movement

  • Provided athletic training services to a multitude of valley-wide youth sporting events

  • Collaborating on various research projects that will excel injury prevention in youth athletes as well as other concussion research manuscripts

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