M.S., Exercise Science and Health Promotion: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention
California University of Pennsylvania
Graduated Magna Cum Laude 2005
B.A., Kinesiology & Athletic Training
California State University, Long Beach
Graduated Cum Laude 2000
- NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Performance Enhancement Specialist
- NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist
- NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
- AHA (American Heart Association) Healthcare Provider First Aid, CPR and AED
- NATA (National Athletic Trainers Association) Certified Athletic Trainer
- NASM Certified Personal Trainer
- IDEA Health and Fitness Association Member since 2007
- National Strength and Conditioning Association Member since 2004
- National Academy of Sports Medicine Member since 2000
- National Athletic Trainers’ Association Member since 1998
Honors & Awards
- Women’s Scholarship National Strength and Conditioning Association 2005
- Sports Medicine Club California State University, Long Beach 1998-2000
- Study Abroad University of Wollongong, Australia 1999
What is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)?
Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities. Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) must earn a degree from an accredited athletic training curriculum. Accredited programs include formal instruction in areas such as injury/illness prevention, first aid and emergency care, assessment of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and nutrition. Classroom learning is enhanced through clinical education experiences. More than 70 percent of Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) hold at least a master’s degree.
Athletic training is not the same profession as personal training. And Certified Athletic Trainers work with more than just athletes – they can be found just about anywhere that people are physically active.
Athletic Trainers vs
To become Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC), students must graduate with bachelors or masters degree from an accredited professional athletic training education program and pass a comprehensive test administered by the Board of Certification. Once certified, they must meet ongoing continuing education requirements in order to remain certified.