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Otterbein Athletic Training students are the 2016 Ohio Athletic Trainer's Association (OATA) Annual Student Quiz Bowl winners. This win marks in the first Quiz Bowl win in history for Otterbein. Out of 25 Ohio Schools (including Ohio State and Ohio University) this team won the jeopardy style athletic training based quiz bowl.

They are also the winners of round two of the quiz bowl Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association (GLATA) Annual Student Quiz bowl which advances them to the National Athletic Trainers' Association meeting to complete for the national grand prize in June.

Dr. Joan Rocks has been inducted into the Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame for 2016. This is a lifetime achievement award honor that recognizes her devotion to the professional and dedication to our students.

Dr. Joan Rocks has been promoted to Full Professor. Dr. Shelley Payne and Dr. Rob Braun have been promoted to Associate Professor.

Club Offerings

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 Athletic Trainer x3507
  • Sport Management Club-open to Sport Management majors & minors-Advisor Dr. Walter x3512
  • Special Olympics Club-open to all Otterbein students.


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

HSS Advocate (formerly Departmental Developments- current students)

Athletic Training Alumni Newsletter 

/ Department of Health and Sport Sciences

Center of Health & Sport Sciences 
New Location:
140 Center Street 

Annette Boose

p/ 614.823.3528
e/ aharting@otterbein.edu

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