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Patrick Sparks, ATC
BS in Athletic Training, 2018
National Athletic Trainers Association Board Certified
Member of National Athletic Trainers Association
New York State Department of Education License in Athletic Training
CPR, AED and First Aid Certified
Hamburg High School- UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Current School / Position
Head Athletic Trainer Hamburg High School
Golfing, Hunting and Fishing
Reason for Becoming an Athletic Trainer
Growing up I always loved participating in, and being around sports. I also enjoyed helping people. A family friend once told me that if I liked being around sports, I should become an Athletic Trainer. The idea stuck. I have been able to combine my love of sports with my desire to help those who need it.
Patrick is an Athletic Trainer and is experienced in the sideline management of concussion, as well as implementing return-to-sport strategies and performing exertion testing for concussion. Patrick is also a Research Assistant at the Concussion Research Center and his research focus includes improving the implementation of sideline concussion management, structured exercise rehabilitation strategies and safe return-to-play protocols. His future goals are to be an Athletic Trainer for a D1-Collegiate or Professional sports team.