DEGREES

  • MS in Sports Health Care
  • BS in Athletic Training
  • Minor in Psychology

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT) AZ
  • Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • International Cupping Therapy (ICT)
  • Instrument Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) – Rock Tape
  • Functional Movement Specialist (FMS)

Geordie Hackett – A Man of Many Hats

25 Years of Experience in Sports Medicine

Geordie has been practicing sports medicine and performance for over 25 years. During this time, he has worn many “hats”. In his first job, when people describe a triple threat, he was a quintuple (Head Athletic Trainer, Assistant Athletic Director, Dorm Director, PE teacher, and coach).

While in grad school at Arizona School of Health Sciences (ASHS) he clinically rotated at collegiate and professional settings, taught anatomy & physiology with a cadaver lab for Arizona School of Massage Therapy, and contributed to the literature with research and educational books.

While at STI Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, he worked in a dual appointment role: providing Athletic Training Services, while providing coverage for the Phoenix Caliente and Talons.

Founded GCU’s Strength & Conditioning Program

Finally, while at GCU, he founded the Strength & Conditioning program, expanded/designed facilities from 1 to 5, and grew the staff from 2 to 10 within the Athletic Training department. Geordie took GCU through the D1 reclassification process and has served on many committees, designing and applying Covid policies, all while maintaining the health care of intercollegiate athletes. In conclusion, a man of many hats.

Athlete, Man of Faith, and Family Man

Currently, he enjoys practicing his faith, family time, and mountain biking.

Supervising Physician: Dr. Tom Fiel

I’ve known Dr. Tom Fiel, DO for 13 years, back when he served as an intern Team Physician for GCU. He then went on to be the medical doctor for the Phoenix Suns. I was always amazed by his osteopathic skills. He now has his private practice in Tempe covering family and sports medicine. He has diagnostic testing (Ultrasound and X-ray) in-house and can expedite patient care with OrthoBiologics. It has been great having the support from Dr. Fiel as HATS’s supervising physician.

“I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak…”
Ezekiel 34:16

Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer
National Athletic Trainers' Association
AZ Board of Athletic Training
NCSA