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Athletic Training
Thomas “TK” Koesterer, Ph.D., ATC
Program Director
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA

Program Director & Faculty

Thomas Koesterer

Thomas "TK" Koesterer, Ph.D., ATC     |  Program Director and Assoc. Clinical Professor   |  |  209.946.2982

Dr. Koesterer (TK) arrived at Pacific in June 2017 to start the new Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT). TK brings more than 30 years of experience as a certified athletic trainer, with 15 of those years as the athletic training program director at SUNY Cortland and Humboldt State University. Prior to being a program director, Dr. Koesterer was the head athletic trainer in the Department of Physical Education at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. 

He earned his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology at the University of Florida, his master's in Exercise Physiology/Athletic Training at the University of Buffalo, and bachelor's in Physical Education with a concentration in Athletic Training at SUNY Cortland. 

Dr. Koesterer is a site visitor for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), regularly attends regional and national athletic training conference, attends state and national Hit-the-Hill days to support athletic training related legislation and looks forward to again becoming active in the California Athletic Trainers' Association (CAATA) and Far West Athletic Trainers' Association (FWATA).

Please contact Dr. Koesterer for further information and to set up a campus visit.

A clinical education coordinator faculty member will be hired during the 2017-2018 academic year, and a third faculty member will be hired during the 2018-2019 academic year. The MSAT program will conduct a national search to fill these two faculty positions.

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