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Christine Lo Bue-Estes, MS, PhD, ATC, clinical assistant professor of athletic training and coordinator of clinical education, has been working with athletes since 1999. “As a former athlete who competed in athletics at an elite level, I was always involved and interested in sports,” said Dr. Lo Bue-Estes. “Learning the physiology of how the human body works, to achieve peak performance and rehabilitate athletes was my entry into the fields of athletic training and exercise physiology.”

She was drawn to Pacific by the opportunity to actively engage with students and collaborate with colleagues. “The people and environment at Pacific are conducive to high-quality learning experiences in the classrooms, labs and clinical placements,” Dr. Lo Bue-Estes said.

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 a variety of different settings. She believes that building a strong foundation of core principles, complemented by creative, critical-thinking, will prepare her students for success in the constantly evolving athletic training profession.

“The people and environment at Pacific are conducive to high-quality learning experiences in the classrooms, labs and clinical placements.”

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


By Anne Marie H. Bergthold
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