Bart C Peterson MSS, AT
Bart Peterson earned his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Brigham Young University in 1989. He then worked as a Certified Athletic Trainer and Educator for Campbell County School District, before returning to earn his MSS in Sport Management from the United States Sports Academy in 1998. In 2000, Bart took a position at Palo Verde Magnet High School, where he continues to work as an Athletic Trainer, Educator, and Athletic Director from 2010-2014. Bart has served as a Staff Athletic Trainer for the USA Arizona Regional Cheerleading Competition, USA Volleyball High Performance Camp and Championship, and US National Baton Twirling Championships in addition to numerous other events. He has served as the President of the Wyoming Athletic Trainers’ Association (1992-1998), Secretary of RMATA (2004-2010), and presently on the Board of Athletic Training for NATA as the Governor’s Appointment for the State of Arizona. Bart received that NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 2015 and was inducted into the RMATA Hall of Fame. He recalls being surrounded by Hall of Famers his entire career who have mentored him and taught him to “leave a place better then he found it.” Bart says, “I love being able to help my students overcome trials and become better at what they are doing. I love being able to help them grow and develop. We have the best profession.” Bart is married to his wife, Cori, of 25 years and has five children: Courtney, Bryce, Gerritt, Tanner and Spencer.