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Athletic Training News:

Kate Weale, athletic trainer at London High School, keeps student-athletes safe.
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Dave Dziedzicki '10,  current Head Athletic Trainer at Worthington Kilbourne High School received the Prism Award for Compassion for Neighborhood Care at the OhioHealth employee recognition this fall

·         Ohio Athletic Trainer’s Association Special Consideration Award for life saving efforts – MacKenzie Williams '14.

·         Ohio Athletic Trainer’s Association Special Consideration Award for life saving efforts – Abbey Karns 14.

Tiffany Estes, 01 received the 2012 Prism Award for Integrity from her employer, Ohio Health. Tiffany is a Certified Athletic Trainer

Ohio Athletic Trainer’s Association Service Award for 2010. Dr. Joan Rocks

Jenny Ruano and Kevin Gallagher received the 2011-12 Ohio Athletic Trainers Association Outstanding Student Research Award on their research project “Comparison of the Triple Hop for Distance and the Y-Balance Test in Healthy Collegiate Division III Male and Female Athletes”.

Kara Butcher and Matt Cantrell 2012-13 received the Athletic Trainers Exceptional Research Award in the Undergraduate Student Division of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association for their poster presentation “Peroneal Nerve Entrapment and a Soleus Strain” 

Best New Teacher 2012-Academic Awards Convocation. Dr. Shelley Payne

Internship Supervisor of the Year 2013-14

Congratulations to our very own Certified Athletic Trainer Joe Wilkins for being named the Center for Career and Professional Development's - Internship Supervisor of the Year! Joe was recognized yesterday at CCPD's Peer to Peer Internship event. Great job, Joe!

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Certified Health Education Specialists

Congratulations to Sheronda Whitner '12, Belinda Nelson '12 and Jacqueline Arthur '13, who haven taken and passed the CHES exam making them Certified Health Education Specialists.  This is a 100% pass rate for our department.

Club News

Our department now offers the following opportunities for student club involvement through the following clubs:

  • Health Professionals Club-open to all HSS majors-Advisor Dr. Braun x3535
  • OCATS-required for athletic training students-Advisor-Danielle Kilboy, Assistant Athetic Trainer x3507
  • Sport Management Club-open to Sport Management majors & minors-Advisor Dr. Walter x3512
  • Special Olympics Club-open to all Otterbein students-Advisor Dr. AC Sullivan x3514
  • Ultimate Club-Open to students interested in playing Ultimate-Advisor Ms.Patti Wilson, M.S. x3509


The newsletter is packed full of stories written by students. Find out what really happens in class and how the students unwind after class!

Departmental Developments Newsletter (Current Students)

Athletic Training Alumni Newsletter 

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Annette Boose
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