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    Tetsuo Yamanaka

    Tetsuo Yamanaka Name: Tetsuo Yamanaka, MS, LAT, ATC, PES
    Title: Athletic Trainer
    Sport: Football
    Education: B.S. Athletic Training - University of Alabama
    M.S. Exercise Science - Middle Tennessee State University
    Office: 919-513-7536

    Testuo started his tenure at North Carolina State University in June of 2013 as a full time assistant athletic trainer with the Wolfpack Football team. Prior to joining NC State, Tetsuo worked as a full time assistant athletic trainer with Northern Illinois University football program while the team had its most successful two seasons in program history. Originally from Nagasaki, Japan, Tetsuo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from the University of Alabama. During the summer of 2006 and 2007, he completed the pre-season athletic training internship with the National Football League's Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Upon graduation from the University of Alabama, he joined the Detroit Lions as a seasonal intern athletic trainer for the 2007 NFL Football Season. Following the internship with the Lions, Tetsuo served as an athletic training/strength and conditioning intern with the New York Yankees.

    After completing his internship with the Yankees, Tetsuo served as the graduate assistant athletic trainer with the Middle Tennessee State University football program while pursuing his master of science degree. He was also a preceptor for the undergraduate students in the athletic training education program at MTSU. During his years at MTSU he conducted his master's thesis titled "Occlusion Training Increases Muscular Strength in Division IA Football Players", and it was published in Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research in September of 2012.

    Tetsuo is a member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA), and he is also a State Licensed Athletic Trainer in North Carolina. Tetsuo is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), and has completed all 3 of the classes offered by the Kinesio Tape Association International. He has also completed the Técnica Gavilán courses. He currently resides in Raleigh, NC. He enjoys golfing, trail running and cooking.

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