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Ben Carbajal, MS, AT, ATC
Pima Community College 2014


Benjamin Lopez Carbajal pursued his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a minor in Health Education at the University of Arizona. After successful completion of his degree in 1976, he continued on to earn his Master of Science with a specialization in Athletic Training in 1978. Ben began his career as a Health Instructor and Athletic Trainer at Big Spring High School in Texas and presently works as an Athletic Trainer and Faculty member at Pima Community College in Tucson Arizona since 1979. He believes that education is the key to an improved quality of life and wants to support young athletes as they navigate this time of their lives. Ben has served on numerous committees within the Arizona Athletic Trainers’ Association as well as on a national level. In efforts to enhance minority involvement within the Sports Medicine Community, Ben has been a member of the NATA Minority Athletic Trainer Committee (1987-1991) and NATA Ethnic Minority Advisory Council (1991-1996). Carbajal was the 2012 recipient of the Bill Chilsom Professional Service Award. He has served as a panel speaker, discussing ways to make Sports Medicine more inclusive and strategies for involving minorities and women within this area. Ben considers himself very blessed to have a productive career in Athletic Training and extends his thanks to his mother, father, wife—Elena, Pima Community College family, and his professional mentors. “Without their support and personal sacrifice,” he says, “my athletic training career would not have been possible.”


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