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Chase Paulson achieved his Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology from California Baptist University, in 2009. After this, Chase began working on his Master’s Degree in Athletic Training, also at California Baptist University, graduating in 2011 and earning his certification shortly thereafter.


Chase is currently the Head Athletic Trainer and teaches through the East San Gabriel Valley ROP as Diamond Bar’s CTE Instructor for their Health Science Pathway. Chase is also the Advisor for the Diamond Bar HOSA – Future Health Professional chapter.


In 2014 Chase was selected to be a member of the CIF Southern Section Athletic Trainers Advisory Committee, and in 2015 was selected to assume the role of Head State Master Assessor for the CIF’s Wrestling Weight Management Program. Chase was selected as the NATA District 8 Chair of the Secondary Schools Committee from 2016 to 2020. Chase received the CIF-SS Jim Staunton Champion for Character award in 2017. In March 2018 Chase authored the feature article for Training & Conditioning Magazine titled: “Treating the Athlete: A Smarter Return” focusing on the classroom management of concussed student-athletes. He has continued to be an active participant on the California Athletic Trainers’ Association Governmental Affairs Committee's Legislative Action Team since 2012.


Chase is CPR/first-aid instructor certified, and holds a certification in Gavilán Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. He is an approved Preceptor for the University of La Verne, Azusa Pacific University, and Cal State Fullerton’s Athletic Training Education Programs where he oversees athletic training students.


In his spare time, Chase enjoys spending time with his wife, Sammantha, and his pugs, Mugsy Molly, and Minnie. He is an avid fan of all things Disney.



DBHS Wins Safe Sports School Award

Diamond Bar High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award for its Brahma Athletics program. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment.
Currently there are only 155 high schools nationally and only four in the state of California that have received this award.
“Diamond Bar is honored to receive this 2nd Team recognition from NATA, and we remain committed to keeping our student athletes safe during physical education classes, team practices and games so they can accomplish their own goals of great competition, winning records, fair sportsmanship and good health. Our goal is to lead our athletics program to the highest safety standards for our players,” said Chase Paulson, Head Athletic Trainer.
“Our Head Athletic Trainer, Chase Paulson, has done an excellent job in ensuring the safety of our student athletes.  His dedication to his profession and the recognition we are receiving from the National Athletic Trainer’s Association are symbolic of our dedication to the four A’s: Academics, the Arts, Activities, and Athletics,” said Principal Catherine Real.
Physical activity is very important for our youth, according to NATA president Jim Thornton, MS, ATC, CES. “There has been an increase in competitive sports, which are, unfortunately, not without risk. Brain injury/concussion, cardiac arrest, heat illness, exertional sickling, cervical spine fractures and other injuries and illnesses are potentially life-threatening.” Proper planning with proper equipment and personnel is vital to the safety of student athletes today, he notes.
In order to achieve Safe Sport School status, as Diamond Bar did, athletic programs must do the following:
  • Create a positive athletic health care administrative system
  • Provide or coordinate pre-participation physical examinations
  • Promote safe and appropriate practice and competition facilities
  • Plan for selection, fit function and proper maintenance of athletic equipment
  • Provide a permanent, appropriately equipped area to evaluate and treat injured athletes
  • Develop injury and illness prevention strategies, including protocols for environmental conditions
  • Provide or facilitate injury intervention
  • Create and rehearse a venue-specific Emergency Action Plan
  • Provide or facilitate psychosocial consultation and nutritional counseling/education
  • Be sure athletes and parents are educated of the potential benefits and risks in sports as well as their responsibilities
For more information please visit: www.athletictrainers.org.
About NATA: National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) – Health Care for Life & Sport

Athletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and sport-related illnesses. They prevent and treat chronic musculoskeletal injuries from sports, physical and occupational activity, and provide immediate care for acute injuries. Athletic trainers offer a continuum of care that is unparalleled in health care. The National Athletic Trainers' Association represents and supports 39,000 members of the athletic training profession. Visit www.nata.org.