Graduate Assistants

AT Direct Sports Medicine and A.T. Still University have teamed up to place athletic trainers at high schools throughout the valley. We welcome them to our team!

Nicole Strout, ATC

Tempe Preparatory Academy

“I grew up in a small town in New Jersey, playing soccer, basketball and softball. As I got older I focused on soccer and played all year round all the way through high school, realizing I always wanted to be involved with athletics. I ventured south to Florida where I attended the University of Tampa. During my time in Tampa, I was honored to be able to work with NCAA Division 2 athletics, specifically the nationally ranked baseball team at UT. Additionally, I had the opportunity to intern at two different high school settings and different medical settings. After graduating with my Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training, I moved out to Arizona, where I chose to further my education at A.T. Still University, pursuing my Masters of Science in Athletic Training.”

Cassidy Evans

Chandler Preparatory Academy


Rebekah Gardener

Benjamin Franklin High School

FullSizeRender“I grew up outside of Chicago where I received my degree in Sports Massage Therapy. Afterwards I moved to Phoenix where I attended Grand Canyon University and received my bachelors of Science in Athletic Training. During my time at GCU the majority of my experiences and opportunities were working with collegiate athletics, including ASU’s men’s Ice Hockey team. I currently am starting my second year at A.T. Still University, pursuing a Masters of Science in Athletic Training. My research interests focus around concussion. I am currently collaborating with fellow colleagues on a vision study looking at acute visual deficits post concussion in the pediatric population. Fun fact: I have a Siamese cat named Watson who can open up doors.”

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