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Christine Lo Bue-Estes, MS, PhD, ATC

Clinical Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Clinical Education


Phone: 209.932.3310


BS in Kinesiology, California State University, Fresno, 1999

MS in Exercise Science, University at Buffalo, 2004

PhD in Exercise Science, University at Buffalo, 2008

At Pacific Since: 2018

Christine Lo Bue-Estes, MS, PhD, ATC earned her bachelor of science in kinesiology from California State University, Fresno. She earned her master of science in exercise science and doctor of philosophy in exercise science from University at Buffalo. She has been a certified athletic trainer since 1999. Dr. Lo Bue-Estes is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Athletic Trainers Association.

She was drawn to Pacific by the opportunities to actively engage with students and collaborate with colleagues. Her goal is to apply her years of clinical research and classroom experience towards training the next generation of clinicians who will be responsible for the health and wellbeing of athletes in variety of different settings. She believes that building a strong foundation of core principles, complemented by creative, critical-thinking skills, will prepare her students for success in the evolving athletic training profession.

Dr. Lo Bue-Estes is originally from Sacramento. She lived on the East Coast for almost 20 years before returning to Northern California. She also loves extreme sports, but as a viewer, not a participant.


Teaching Philosophy: "Integrative, build a foundation, teach creative problem-solving skills and prepare students to succeed outside of the classroom in an evolving clinical profession."

ATTR 202 - Techniques in Athletic Training II
ATTR 221 - Therapeutic Intervention I: Lower Extremity
ATTR 287a - Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I


Research Summary:  "Aims to provide clinicians, athletes, and caregivers, the best objective, and sport specific information on: optimizing training, assessment, interventions and return to play."

Research Interests: 

  • Evidence-Based Practice in Emergency Medicine
  • Objective and Sport Specific Assessment and Programming
  • Exercise and Brain Health
  • Action and Extreme Sports
  • Exercise Physiology in Extreme Environments