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Athletics Training

Athletic Training Mission
The athletic training program at Glendale Community College is designed to allow students to observe certified athletic trainers in a collegiate setting helping to maintain everyday activities in the athletic training room. The major goals of this program are to introduce students to an environment of allied healthcare professionals and to gain skills and experience for entrance into a CAATE accredited undergraduate athletic training education program.


Athletic Training Staff

  • Head Athletic Trainer
    Aaron Fried, M.S., AT/L
    Office- (623) 845-3043
    aaron.fried@gccaz.edu

    B.S.- Athletic Training, Northern Arizona University- 2005
    M.S.- Sports Healthcare, A.T. Still University- 2007
    Ph.D- Health Pro motion and Wellness- Expected completion 2016

    Glendale Community College
    Head Athletic Trainer- 2007-current
    Assistant Athletic Trainer- 2006

  • Assistant Athletic Trainer
    Matt Lucht, M.S., AT/L, CES, PES
    Office- (623) 845-3897
    matthew.lucht@gccaz.edu

    B.S.- Athletic Training, Chapman University- 2004
    M.S.- Human Movement, A.T. Still University- 2012

    Glendale Community College
    Assistant Athletic Trainer- 2014-current

Athletic Training Education
Glendale Community Colleges athletic training curriculum is a part of the Fitness and Wellness Department. GCC's fitness and wellness department includes classes such as; Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries, Advanced Taping and Bracing, Clinical Practicum in Athletic Training, Nutrition, Exercise Science, Healthful Living, and First-Aid and CPR. This department offers a variety of certificates including Personal Training, Nutrition for Fitness & Wellness, and a Strength, Nutrition and Personal Training Associates in Science Degree (AAS). For questions please consult Fitness and Wellness website or contact the department at (623) 845-3780.

Sports Medicine Internship Program
GCC does accept students for sports medicine internships. Sports medicine interns assist in the daily maintenance and operation of the athletic training room, actively learning skills that will prepare them for a transition into a healthcare field including athletic training, physical therapy, physical therapy assisting, nursing, etc. Interns have the opportunity to observe all GCC athletics teams to gain exposure to different aspects of sports medicine. Interns are educated on many aspects of sports medicine including; prevention of athletic injuries, first aid and emergency management of injuries, evaluation of athletic injuries and therapeutic rehabilitation. Interns may be eligible for payment through Federal Work Study. If you are interested please contact the athletic training staff. GCC Sports Medicine Alumni have moved on to study in the following programs:

Northern Arizona University Athletic Training Program, Grand Canyon University Athletic Training Program, Wichita State University Athletic Training Program, San Jose State University Athletic Training Program, Missouri State University Athletic Training Program, Kansas Wesleyan University Athletic Training Program, Texas Tech University Graduate Athletic Training Program, Florida International Graduate Athletic Training Program, A.T. Still University Graduate Human Movement Program, Kaplan College Medical Assisting Program

Glendale Community College Sports Medicine Information
GCC is a member of the Maricopa Community College District (MCCD), the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA), the Arizona Community College Athletic Association (ACCAC) and the Western States Football League (WSFL). GCC follows all rules and regulation set forth by the NJCAA and its conferences. The following are important tips for students wishing to participate in athletics at Glendale Community College:

1. Physical Exams- All athletes need to complete the pre-participation physical exam packet that can be found on the athletics webpage under Student Athlete Forms.
a. All physical exams MUST include a cardiac screening including a current EKG.
b. All pages of the physical packet must be completely filled out and turned in by the athlete to a Certified Athletic Trainer at GCC.

2. Athlete Try Outs
a. A physical exam must be turned in with the Tryout Waiver for all tryouts. Both forms are found on the athletics webpage under Student Athlete Forms.
b. No athlete will be able to tryout without a completed physical exam and tryout waiver.

Associated Links

GCC Fitness and Wellness Department
National Athletic Trainers Association
Board of Certification, Inc.
Northern Arizona University Athletic Training Education Program
Grand Canyon Athletic Training Education Program


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GCC Athletics
(623) 845-3040
Fax: (623) 845-3005

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Content revised 5/16/14