• Athletic Training

    No longer accepting applications for undergraduate curriculum.

    COURSE OUTLINE

    The Athletic Training Program is a very dynamic and hands-on academic experience that is designed to include a wide scope of academic coursework and clinical education experiences. This hands-on approach provides students with a broad foundation of knowledge, which can lead to increased employment opportunities in clinical, education, hospital, and athletic settings and graduate school opportunities.

    • UC Offers
      • A wide variety of clinical education experiences
      • Full accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
      • Graduates eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination to become a credentialed Athletic Trainer
      • Graduates are also eligible to sit for the following certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine:
        • Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) examination
        • Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) examination
         
       
    • Accreditation

      The University of Charleston is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) located at 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3184. The program will have its next comprehensive review during the 2017-2018 academic year.

      Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

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    PROGRAM AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    • Admission Requirements

      Admission to the Athletic Training Program is competitive. The cohort admitted each year is limited by the availability of clinical sites and preceptors. Applicants submit their application materials in their entirety to the AT Program by March 15th. Applications can be downloaded here. To be considered for admission the applicant must meet the following criteria:

      1. Earn a minimum 2.75 overall GPA;
      2. Achieve a minimum of a “C” or higher in all Athletic Training and Health and Natural Science required courses;
        • ATEP 100: Orientation to Athletic Training (recommended)
        • ATEP 113: Structural Kinesiology
        • ATEP 213: Prevention & Care of Injuries
        • ATEP 213L: Prevention & Care of Injuries Lab
        • BIOL 130: Biology for Majors
        • PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology
         
      3. Complete a minimum of 40 observation hours with an Athletic Trainer obtained during the first two semesters;
      4. Completion of the Application Packet:
        • Candidate Information Form
        • Letter of Application
        • Resume
        • Undergraduate transcripts
        • Clinical observation hours and service point forms
        • Self-evaluation
        • Two reference evaluations
        • Requirements for Progression and Graduation
        • Proof of current CPR/AED certification (either BLS for the Healthcare Provider or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer)
        • Proof of current First Aid certification
        • Signed technical standards form
        • Immunization review and clearance for clinical practice
        • Photograph release form
        • Medical physical
         

      Applicants submitting completed applications by March 15th and meeting the above criteria will be scheduled for an interview with the AT Program Interview Committee.

      Applicants are evaluated on the completed application, letter of application, GPA, course grades, observation hours and clinical evaluations, reference evaluations, interview, and community and professional involvement.

      The applicant will be notified of the admission status in writing using the home address by May 30th. Applicants are then responsible for following the procedures for completing a criminal background check. Students failing to submit such evidence will not be allowed to enroll in the practicum courses or participate in the clinical education experiences. In the event the applicant is not admitted to the AT Program, the applicant may re-apply the following year.

    • Immunization Requirements

      As part of the admissions process to the AT Program, an applicant must provide evidence of immunization for the conditions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for healthcare professions. As part of the application process, the applicant must have a healthcare provider complete the Immunization Review and Clearance for Clinical Practice and attach records showing serological proof of immunity for the following conditions:

      • Measles
      • Mumps
      • Rubella
      • Varicella
      • Hepatitis B

      Immunization records are confidential information and will only be released to a clinical site for verification of compliance when requested by the clinical site. Note: Upon acceptance into the AT Program, an AT Student must provide evidence of an annual TB Skin Test and seasonal flu vaccine.

    • Athletic Training Program Fees

      First year (pre-professional)

      ATEP 100 Lab Fee

      $50

      ATEP 213L Lab Fee

      $125

      Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC)

      $80

      Second year (professional)

      Clinical Education Uniform and Supplies

      ~$140

      Health Science ID Badge

      $5

      Criminal Background Check

      $90

      Annual Flu Shot

      $20

      Annual TB Skin Test

      $10

      Blood titers

      MMR $131*

       

      Varicella $60*

       

      Hepatitis B $69*

      Additional Vaccinations

      As needed

      ATEP 201 Lab Fee

      $125

      ATEP 202 Lab Fee

      $125

      Third year (professional)

      Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC)

      $40

      Annual Flu Shot

      $20

      Annual TB Skin Test

      $10

      ATEP 301 Lab Fee

      $125

      ATEP 301 Lab Fee

      $125

      Fourth year (professional)

      Annual Flu Vaccine

      $20

      Annual TB Skin Test

      $10

      ATEP 401 Lab Fee

      $125

      ATEP 475 Lab Fee

      $125

      Additional Vaccinations (as needed)

      Measles, Mumps, Rubella

      $166*

      Varicella

      $266*

      Hepatitis B

      $207*

      *Prices are based on local health department.  Cost may vary depending on amount of medical insurance.  

      Liability Insurance (Automatically assigned to the student tuition when enrolled in any practicum course – ATEP 201, 202, 301, 302, 401, and 402; specific amount is determined by the group policy negotiated yearly by administration).

    Technical Standards

    The Athletic Training (AT) Program at the University of Charleston is a rigorous and intense program that places specific requirements and demands on the students enrolled in the program. Download the Athletic Training Technical Standards for admission.

    Transfer Students

    Students transferring into the Athletic Training Program or switching majors after the end of their Freshman year must go through the application and interview process. These individuals must contact the AT Program Director, as these applications are reviewed on a case by case basis.

    Admission Status

    The applicant will be notified of the admission status in writing using the home address by May 30th. Applicants are then responsible for following the procedures for completing a criminal background check. Students failing to submit such evidence will not be allowed to enroll in the practicum courses or participate in the clinical education experiences. In the event the applicant is not admitted to the AT Program, the applicant may re-apply the following year.

    Program Requirements

    Progression Requirements

    Students are monitored for satisfactory progression at regular intervals for progression to graduation. To progress a student must:

    • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on all work completed at the University of Charleston;
    • Earn a minimum grade of “C” in all Athletic Training and Health & Natural Science required courses;
    • Complete a minimum of 330 clinical hours per year;
    • Show progress on earning service and continuing education points as outlined in the AT Student Handbook;
    • Pass the written, isolated skills, and oral/practical components of the Comprehensive Program Assessment each semester;
    • Maintain current CPR/AED certification;
    • Maintain documentation of yearly PPD (TB skin test) and seasonal flu vaccine; and
    • Follow all policies, procedures, and guidelines as stated in the current copy of the AT Student Handbook.

    Graduation Requirements

    To be eligible for graduation a student must:

    • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on all work completed at the University of Charleston;
    • Complete a minimum of 125 academic credits;
    • Earn a minimum grade of “C” in all Athletic Training and Health & Natural Science required courses;
    • Complete 40 observation hours with an Athletic Trainer prior to acceptance into the AT Program;
    • Complete a minimum of 990 clinical hours, after admission to the program, that are directly supervised by preceptor;
    • Complete 75 service and continuing education points as outlined in the AT Student Handbook;
    • Pass the written, isolated skills, and oral/practical components of the senior comprehensive examination; and
    • Complete the program within five years (60 months) upon beginning the practicum courses.

    Students must also complete a minimum of 990 clinical hours upon admission to the professional program under the supervision of a Preceptor.

    Additional Requirements

    Students must meet all Liberal Learning Outcomes required for graduation by the University of Charleston.

    CURRICULUM

    AT Program Curriculum Sequence 2015-16

    Freshman - Fall Semester

    • 2 ATEP 100 Orientation to AT
    • 3 BIOL 130 Biology - Upper Extremity
    • 1 BIOL 130L Biology
    • 1 UNIV 101 University Orientation
    • 3 COMM 101 Writing I
    • 3 HUMN 101 Intro to Humanities
    • 3 PSYC 101 Psychology

    16 Total credits


    Freshman - Spring Semester

    • 3 ATEP 213 Prevention & Care
    • 1 ATEP 213L Prevention & Care Lab
    • 3 ATEP 113 Structural Kinesiology
    • 2 UNIV 102 University Exp
    • 3 COMM 102 Writing II
    • 3 COMM 103 Oral Comm
    • 3 SSCI 105 Social Science

    18 Total credits

     

    Sophomore - Fall Semester

    • 4 ATEP 201 Practicum I
    • 4 ATEP 225 Lower Extremity
    • 3 BIOL 301 Anatomy & Phys I
    • 1 BIOL 301L Anatomy & Phys I Lab - Design Foundations
    • 3 MATH Course (Math 116, 120, or 121)

    15 Total credits


    Sophomore - Spring Semester

    • 4 ATEP 202 Practicum II
    • 4 ATEP 224 Upper Extremity
    • 4 ATEP 226 Head, Spine, Thorax
    • 3 BIOL 302 Anatomy & Phys II
    • 1 BIOL 302L Anatomy & Phys II Lab

    16 Total credits

     

    Junior - Fall Semester

    • 4 ATEP 301 Practicum III
    • 4 ATEP 313 Therapeutic Modalities
    • 3 ATEP 370 Physiology of Exercise
    • 3 ATEP 333 Pharm & Psych
    • 3 ART 211 or ART 250
    • 3 HSCI 204 Nutrition

    17 Total credits


    Junior - Spring Semester

    • 4 ATEP 302 Practicum IV
    • 4 ATEP 323 Therapeutic Rehab
    • 3 ATEP 452 Org & Ad
    • 3 ENG 312 or 326  

    14 Total credits

    Senior - Fall Semester

    • 4 ATEP 401 Practicum V
    • 3 ATEP 413 General Medical
    • 3 ATEP 355 Motion Analysis
    • 3 HSCI 402 Research I

    13 Total credits


    Senior - Spring Semester

    • 4 ATEP 402 Practicum VI
    • 3 ATEP 475 Senior Thesis
    • 3 UNIV 459 Senior Capstone
    • 3 NSCI 333 or HIST 212

    13 Total credits

     

    MISSION AND PROGRAM OUTCOMES

    AT Program Mission

    The mission of the Athletic Training Program is to educate each student on the integration of knowledge, skills, foundational behaviors, and community involvement in the Athletic Training profession.

    AT Program Outcomes and Objectives

    • Outcome 1

      Outcome 1 : Apply and critically examine a body of knowledge in athletic training and related fields.

      1.1 Identify and explain theories and concepts related to athletic training practice and other related fields.

      1.2 Demonstrate cumulative knowledge of theories and concepts related to athletic training and related fields.

      1.3 Synthesize theories and concepts to demonstrate understanding of all domains of athletic training and related fields.

    • Outcome 2

      Outcome 2 : Demonstrate clinical proficiency during patient/client interactions.

      2.1 Apply appropriate clinical skills during patient/client interactions while maintaining a professional attitude.

      2.2 Analyze information to make appropriate decisions.

      2.3 Synthesize information to develop and implement a comprehensive management plan.

    • Outcome 3

      Outcome 3 : Demonstrate interprofessional collaborative practice in healthcare.

      3.1 Identify roles and responsibilities of athletic trainers in a variety of experiences.

      3.2 Interact with health care professionals other than athletic trainers while demonstrating appropriate professional behaviors.

      3.3 Collaborate with health care professionals from multiple disciplines to provide appropriate patient care and develop appropriate interprofessional attitudes.

    • Outcome 4

      Outcome 4 : Demonstrate professional communication through verbal and written forms, including use of electronic formats.

      4.1 Develop skills necessary for verbal and written communication in a professional environment.

      4.2 Prepare and disseminate information through verbal, written and visual formats in a professional environment.

      4.3 Synthesize and evaluate information and present to a professional audience in written, verbal and visual formats that is organized, accurate and coherent.

    • Outcome 5

      Outcome 5 : Model foundational behaviors and attitudes that reflect the expectations of the profession and the community.

      5.1 Identify foundational behaviors and attitudes of the athletic training profession and community.

      5.2 Demonstrate an understanding of foundational behaviors and attitudes in the athletic training profession and community.

      5.3 Evaluate methods of modeling foundational behaviors and attitudes over time.

    BOC Exam Pass Rates


     

    2014-15

    2015-2016

    2016-2017

    3 Year Aggregate

    Number of students graduating from the program:

    6

    4

    5

    18

    Number of student graduating from the program who took the examination:

    6

    4

    5

    17

    Number of student who passed the exam on the first attempt:

    6

    4

    5

    17

    Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts:

    100%

    100%

    100%

    100%

    Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts:

    6

    4

    5

    17

    Overall percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts:

    100%

    100%

    100%

    100%

    ATHLETIC TRAINING

    Bachelor of Science

    FACILITIES


    Athletic Training Classroom


    Assessment Lab

    Carl Calvert Sports Medicine Clinic

    ATHLETIC TRAINING POLICIES

    Comprehensive Examination

    Students must successfully pass a written simulation and an oral/practical comprehensive examination in the final semester of the year of expected graduation in order to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. The minimum passing rate is 75% on each section of the examination. Each student may repeat a section of the comprehensive examination only two times.

    Policies for Laboratory & Clinical Education Experiences

    The AT program utilizes the learning over time model throughout the program. In this program a student will enroll in a didactic course to learn the cognitive competencies and psychomotor skills of a selected topic. The following semester the same student will enroll in a practice course to review psychomotor skills and develop clinical proficiency and put into use evidence based practice.

    Students are required to have the following clinical education experiences: lower extremity, upper extremity, equipment intensive, general medical, off-campus clinic, and exposure to a variety of male and female patients and athletes. Additional policies are contained within the AT Student Handbook.

    Transportation

    Students are expected to assume responsibility for transportation to the various clinical assignments that are off campus. Additional policies on clinical experiences are located in the AT Student Handbook.

    Uniforms

    Students are required to follow the uniform policy during all clinical education experiences as outlined in the AT Student Handbook, including a photo identification badge, a watch with a second hand, and designated shirt and pants.

    • Program Fees
      • Students are responsible for all required fees associated with this program. These required fees include, but are not limited to:
      • Background Certification to be completed by August 1st of the sophomore year for those formally admitted to the program
      • Laboratory Fee (Due at registration for ATEP 100, 213L, 201, 202, 301, 302, 401, and 475; specific amount is posted in the course schedule each semester)
      • Liability Insurance (Automatically assigned to the student tuition when enrolled in any practicum course – ATEP 201, 202, 301, 302, 401, and 402; specific amount is determined by the group policy negotiated yearly by administration)
      • Medical Kit fees of ~$100.00 is due by August 1st of the sophomore year for those formally admitted to the program
      • Photo ID ($5.00)
      • Clinical Rotation Attire – designated polos and khaki pants and shorts (see AT Student Handbook for dress code requirements)
       

    Insurance

    For the protection of the Athletic Training student, those students enrolled in any of the practicum courses will be required to carry medical malpractice insurance. The insurance is provided through a group policy written for the University of Charleston. The University will collect the insurance premium at the time of registration with tuition and other fees.

    Transfer Students

    Students transferring into the Athletic Training Program or switching majors after the end of their freshman year must go through the application and interview process. These individuals must contact the AT Program Director, as these applications are reviewed on a case by case basis.

    Background Certification

    Each athletic training student is required to follow the procedures for completing a criminal background check as indicated in the AT Student Handbook. Students failing to submit such evidence cannot be allowed to enroll in the practicum courses or participate in the clinical education experiences.

    Communicable Disease Policy

    Download the Communicable Disease Policy.

    CAREERS AND BEYOND

    Clinical Experience

    Students have the opportunity to gain clinical experience with athletic trainers, physicians, surgeons, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and chiropractors, in numerous locations including schools, rehabilitation centers, hospitals, and performance enhancement centers.

    Graduates are Ready for the Real World

    • 100% first time pass rate on BOC exam to become certified athletic trainers for the past 3 years
    • 100% acceptance for those seeking a graduate program or employment placement
    • Graduates have been employed by a variety of health care providers, along with professional athletics, high schools, and colleges
    • Many UC graduates continue into graduate programs for post-professional athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise science, cardiac rehabilitation, exercise physiology, physician assistant, and medical school
    • AT Program sponsors the Beta Mu chapter of Iota Tau Alpha National Honor Society for Athletic Training
    • The Sports Medicine Club is a UC student organization that allows AT students to be peer leaders, participate in community service events, and raise funds to attend local and national meetings
    • Careers and Graduate School Opportunities

      Athletic Trainer:

      • Secondary schools, Colleges & universities
      • Professional sports
      • Hospitals, clinics, physician offices, sports medicine clinics
      • Military and law enforcement
      • Industrial and commercial clinics
      • Performing arts

      Graduate Programs

      (not an all-inclusive list with appropriate electives):

      • Advanced athletic training
      • Biomechanics
      • Exercise Physiology
      • Exercise Science
      • Health & Fitness
      • Occupational Therapy
      • Physical Therapy
      • Sports Administration
      • Sports Psychology
       
    • Employers of Recent Graduates
      • Assistant Professor of Sport & Exercise Psychology, West Virginia University
      • Athletic Trainer & Senior Women's Administrator, WVU-Tech
      • Athletic Trainer, Wilmington University (NJ)
      • Head Athletic Trainer, Flanagan High School (FL)
      • Athletic Trainer, Virginia Tech
      • Athletic Trainer, Cicero-North Syracuse High School (NY)
      • Head Athletic Trainer, Belmont Abbey College (NC)
      • Athletic Trainer, Northeastern University (MA)
      • Orthopedic Physician Assistant, Mercy Hospital (MD)
      • New York Mets organization
      • Pittsburg Pirates organization
      • Florida Marlins organization
      • Junior Associate, Biomet Orthopedics
      • Athletic Trainer, World Wide Chiropractics
      • Pediatric Physician Assistant, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
      • Physical Therapist, CAMC Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center
      • Director of Sports Medicine Services & Chiropractor, Holzer Clinic
      • EMT, New York
      • Chiropractic Assistant, Jordan Chiropractic Center
      • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Health & Human Performance, West Virginia State University
      • Pharmaceuticals, Daiichi Sankyo Co (Japan)
       
    • Graduate Schools/Programs Attended by Recent Graduates
      • University of Nebraska — Omaha; lExercise Physiology
      • Shawnee State University – Occupational Therapy program
      • California University (Pennsylvania ) — Athletic training
      • University of Cincinnati - Epidemiology
      • UNC-Greensboro — Exercise & Sport Science
      • Marshall University — Cardiac Rehabilitation & Exercise Physiology
      • Marshall University – Health & Physical Education
      • West Virginia University (WVU) — Physical Therapy
      • Towson University — Physician assistant program
      • Drexel University — Physician assistant program
      • University of Wisconsin — La Crosse
      • Marietta College – Physician assistant program
      • Quinnipaic University – Physician assistant program
      • University of Buffalo (NY) – Exercise Science
      • Mountain State University (WV) – Physician assistant program
      • Palmer College of Chiropractic – Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine
      • New York Chiropractic – Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine
       

    ATHLETIC TRAINING FACULTY

    Rich Patterson, DAT, ATC
    Chair, Department of Athletic Training
    Program Director, Athletic Training Program
    Assistant Professor

    304.357.4828
    Email: RichardPatterson@ucwv.edu

    • Bio

      Education

      Hofstra University – MS, Physical Education - 2002
      Alfred University – BS, Athletic Training – 1997
       

      Rich comes to Charleston after serving six years as the Clinical Education Coordinator for the Athletic Training Program at Barton College in North Carolina. He brings with him athletic training clinical and educational experience from a variety of settings and institutions. At UC, Rich will function as the Program Director and Chair of the Department of Athletic Training.

      Originally from Portland, New York, Rich earned his Bachelors of Science (B.S.) in Athletic Training from Alfred University and a Master’s of Science (M.S.) in Physical Education from Hofstra University. At present, Rich is pursuing his Doctorate in Athletic Training (D.A.T) from the University of Idaho.

      Rich’s professional experience includes an internship and assistant athletic trainer position at the United States Merchant Marine Academy on Long Island, NY. He also spent five years as the Coordinator of Athletic Training Services at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania where he was a preceptor and instructor in the Athletic Training Program. At Barton College, Rich was hired as an assistant athletic trainer and preceptor before becoming the Clinical Education Coordinator of the Athletic Training Program.

      Rich is an active member of the NATA, NCATA, and MAATA, and is the Co-Director of the Fit Feet Program of the North Carolina Special Olympics.

      Rich has two children, Jax (9 years) and Colt (7 years).

      Conference Presentations

      Patterson, R ., O’Donoghue, J. (2014). Integrating Patient-Centered Outcome Measures into Clinical Practice and Education . Peer reviewed Presentation, Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting. Virginia Beach, VA: May 2015

      Patterson, R ., O’Donoghue, J. (2014). Integrating Patient-Centered Outcome Measures into Clinical Practice and Education . Peer reviewed Presentation, 3rd Annual North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association Fall Symposium, Raleigh, NC: November 2014

      O’Donoghue, J., Patterson, R . (2014). Beyond the Silos: Ideas for Creating an Interprofessional Education Model. Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting. Virginia Beach, VA: May 2014

      Patterson, R ., Holleman, T., O’Donoghue J. (2013). Length Tension Relationships and Movement Impairment of the Lower Extremity . Workshop presentation at the 36 th North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association Clinical Symposium and Business Meeting. Concord, NC.

      Patterson, R., O’Donoghue, J. (2012). Physical Examination and Scan of the Thoraco-Lumbar Spine and Sacrum. Research and Workshop Presentation at the 35 th North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association Clinical Symposium and Business Meeting. Wilmington, NC.

      O’Donoghue, J., Patterson, R. (2012). Foot and Gait Analysis. Research and Workshop Presentation at the 35 th North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association Clinical Symposium and Business Meeting. Wilmington, NC.

      Patterson, R,, Burleson, M. (2011). Exercise Induce Vasovagal Syncope in an 18 Year-old Female Intercollegiate Basketball Player. 34th North Carolina Athletic Trainers Association Symposium and Business Meeting

      Student Research

      Brantley C, Patterson R. (2015). The use of Total Motion Release for the Treatment of Anterior Knee Pain in an 18 y.o. Softball Athlete . Poster presented at north Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association 38 th Spring Clinical Symposium and Awards Ceremony, Concord, NC.

      Leagon E, Patterson R, O’Donoghue, J. (2014). Lisfranc Midfoot Injury in a 19 y.o. Female . Poster presented at North Carolina Athletic Trainers Association Symposium and Business Meeting, Wrightsville Beach, NC: March 2014

      Ward L, Patterson R. (2011). Exercise Induced Vasovagal Syncope in an 18 year old Female Intercollegiate Basketball Player . Poster presented at the State of NC undergraduate research and creativity symposium. East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.

      Peschock K, Patterson R. (2011). Parsonage-Turner Syndrome in a 19 year-old Intercollegiate Softball Player . Poster presented at the North Carolina Athletic Trainers Association Symposium and Business Meeting

      Patterson R., Spivey E. (2010). Galeazzi Fracture in a 20 Year Old Male Intercollegiate Soccer Player . Poster presented at the North Carolina Athletic Trainers Association Symposium and Business Meeting



    Michael Nyquist MA, ATC
    Coordinator of Clinical Services
    Head Athletic Trainer

    304.357.4395
    Email: MichaelNyquist@ucwv.edu

    • Bio

      Education

      East Tennessee State University – MA, Physical Education- Sports Management – 2006
      Lees-McRae College – BS, Biology-Sports Medicine - 2003

      Michael joined the University of Charleston Athletic Training staff in March of 2012 as the Coordinator of Clinical services, Head Athletic Trainer, and Instructor. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Sports Medicine concentration from Lees-McRae College and a Master of Arts in Physical Education-Sport Management from East Tennessee State University.

      Prior to arriving at the University of Charleston, Michael served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer and Head Athletic Trainer at Lees-McRae College.


    Jenni Johnson MS, ATC
    Assistant Athletic Trainer/Instructor

    304.357.4340
    Email: JenniferJohnson@ucwv.edu

    • Bio

      Education

      University of Kentucky – MS, Health & Wellness/Health Science
      West Virginia University – BS, Physical Education/Athletic Training

      Jenni Johnson joined the University of Charleston staff as an assistant athletic trainer in February 2012. Her primary roles involve providing athletic training services for the Golden Eagle's Baseball, and Women’s Soccer programs while providing secondary coverage of Men’s Track and Men’s & Women’s Golf. She is also an Instructor in the Athletic Training Program.

      Jenni was employed as the Director of Rehabilitation at WorldWide Chiropractic & Sports Medicine previously as well as the Athletic Trainer for Ripley High School prior to coming to UC. Other recent positions have included providing athletic training services for Revolution Gymnastics and Flip Fest Gymnastics Summer Camps. Jenni also served as the Athletic Trainer for the Level 9 National Gymnastics Championships in Charleston.

      Jenni earned her BS in Physical Education/Athletic Training from WVU, where she was provided athletic training services to Division I football, swimming & diving, men’s tennis and gymnastics teams. Following WVU, Jenni earned her MS in Health & Wellness – Health Sciences from the University of Kentucky, where she received a Graduate Assistant position in the Athletic Training Department. While at UK, Jenni provided athletic training services to the football, women’s basketball and gymnastics teams. Jenni is a member of the NATA and the WVATA, where she serves on the Governmental Affairs Committee and is also a member of the WVSSAC Sports Medicine Committee. In 2013, Jenni was awarded the NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award given which recognizes NATA members for their contributions to the athletic training profession as a volunteer at the local and state levels.

      Jenni has two daughters, Alexa (18) and Bethanny (14). Alexa will begin her freshman year at Fairmont State where she will compete on the A&T team and Bethanny will be a freshman at Ripley High School.


    Kasey Byzewski MR, ATC
    Assistant Athletic Trainer/Instructor

    304.357.4983
    Email: KaseyByzewski@ucwv.edu

    • Bio

      Education

      North Carolina State University – MR, Parks, Recreation, Tourism, & Sport Management – 2017
      Barton College – BS, Athletic Training – 2014

      Kasey Byzewski, originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia, obtained her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina. She then went on to perform a 6-month certified internship at North Carolina State University providing athletic training services for the men’s soccer team. Following her internship, Kasey became an athletic training graduate assistant at NC State and provided athletic training services for both the men’s soccer team and the women’s tennis team while working on her Masters in Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sport Management.

      At UC, Kasey will provide athletic training coverage for football and men’s volleyball as well as serve as an instructor in the Athletic Training Program.


    Jody Mashinter MS, ATC, CES
    Clinical Education Coordinator/Assistant Professor

    304.357.4814
    Email: jodymashinter@ucwv.edu

    • Bio

      Education

      University of Colorado at Colorado Springs – MS, Sports Medicine - 2007
      University of Northern Colorado – BS, Sports in Exercise Science - 2005

      Jody (Miller) Mashinter joined the University of Charleston in the fall 2014 as an Instructor and Athletic Trainer. She provides athletic training medical services primarily with the men’s soccer team and is an instructor for clinical and didactic courses within the Athletic Training Program. This summer, Jody completed the certification as a Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Jody received a B.S. in Sports in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Athletic Training from the University of Northern Colorado in 2005. Following Northern Colorado, Jody attended the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs where she earned a Masters of Science in Sports Medicine. While at UCCS Jody was a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer overseeing injury prevention and management for men’s and women’s cross country, men’s soccer, and men’s basketball teams. Prior to arriving at the University of Charleston, Jody held various positions as Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS. In 2007, Jody started as the Assistant Athletic Trainer and was promoted to Head Athletic Trainer in 2009. Finally, in 2013 Jody transitioned to more of a faculty role where she served as the Clinical Education Coordinator, Athletic Training Instructor, and Associate Head Athletic Trainer. At such a small liberal arts institution, Jody had the opportunity to work with 21 NAIA athletic teams, but was primarily responsible for football. Jody also gained experience with men’s basketball, men’s soccer, softball and baseball. Major accomplishments at Bethany included creation and implementation of institutional drug testing and baseline neurocognitive exams.


    Kenji Ueda, MS, ATC
    Assistant Athletic Trainer/Instructor

    304.352.0036
    Email: KenjiUeda@ucwv.edu

    • Bio

      Education

      Marshall University – BS, Athletic Training – 2010
      Marshall University – MS, Exercise Science – 2008
      Chukyo University (Toyota, Japan) – BS, Health and Sports Science – 2006

      Kenji Ueda is very excited to enter his first year as the Athletic Trainer& Instructor in the Department of Athletic Training at University of Charleston. Kenji will be providing athletic training services to UC Women’s Lacrosse, JV Men’s Soccer, Women’s Tennis, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, and Rowing. Kenji is also an instructor in the Health Promotion major in the School of Health Sciences.

      Ueda has been a certified athletic trainer since 2011. He began his career in athletic training at his Alma Mata, Marshall University, as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for Women’s Softball. Soon after, Ueda served as the Head Athletic Trainer at Mountain State University, being charged with the health and well-being of all MSU student athletes until 2012. In 2013 Ueda became a per diem Athletic Trainer at University of Charleston and assisted in providing athletic training services to UC Volleyball and others. Ueda also has athletic training experience working with West Virginia Lightning (semiprofessional football) and Elite Sports Training (performance enhancement gym).

      He currently lives in South Charleston, WV with his wife, Jessica Ueda.


    Rachel Cummings, MA, ATC
    Assistant Athletic Trainer/Instructor

    304.352.0035
    Email: RachelCummings@ucwv.edu

    • Bio

      Education

      Kent State University-MA, Exercise, Leisure, and Sport with Concentration in Athletic Training - 2011
      Mount Union College-BS, Athletic Training, Minor- Exercise Science and Health – 2009

      Rachel Cummings joined the Department of Athletic Training at the University of Charleston as an assistant athletic trainer in August 2015. Her primary roles involve providing athletic training services for the Golden Eagle Women’s Volleyball, Women’s Basketball, and Men’s Volleyball programs while providing secondary coverage of Men’s Tennis and Women’s Track and Field. Rachel is also an instructor in the Athletic Training Program.

      Rachel was employed previously at Portage Physical Therapy as the Head Athletic Trainer at Streetsboro high school for 2 years prior to coming to UC. She was also an adjunct faculty member in the Athletic Training Program at Kent State University for 3 years. In addition, Rachel also provided athletic training coverage for the Ohio Legends Semi-Professional Football team.

      Rachel earned her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training with minors in Exercise Science and Health from Mount Union College in Ohio where, as an Athletic Training Student, she assisted in athletic training coverage for Women’s Soccer, Wrestling, Track and Field, Women’s Basketball, Tennis, and Football. Rachel was also an Athletic Training Student for the 2008 Mount Union College Football team that won the Division III National Championship.

      Following MUC, Rachel received her Master of Art in Exercise, Leisure, and Sport with a concentration in Athletic Training from Kent State University in Ohio. While at KSU, she worked as a Teaching Assistant in the Athletic Training Program where she primarily taught freshman and sophomore courses.

      Rachel is a member of the NATA, WVATA, and OATA where she is on the Young Professionals Committee as well as the Social Media Committee.


    Caitlin Scheib, MS, ATC, CES
    Athletic Trainer/Instructor


    Email: CaitlinScheib@ucwv.edu

    • Bio

      Education

      University of Nevada, Las Vegas – MS, Kinesiology – 2012
      University of Nevada, Las Vegas – BS, Athletic Training – 2010

      Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Caitlin obtained both her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and Master of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While attending graduate school at UNLV, Caitlin was an instructor in the undergraduate Kinesiology program within the College of Health Sciences.

      Caitlin comes to UC with a wide variety of professional athletic training experience such as UFC mixed martial arts fighting and professional ice hockey with the Las Vegas Wranglers. Caitlin also has experience as a high school athletic trainer and has spent time performing athletic training duties in a physical therapy clinic setting. Caitlin chose to come to UC to continue her career as an instructor and hopes to continue working in Athletic Training Education. Most recently, Caitlin was the Athletic Trainer at Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida where she provided athletic training services for college prep athletes.

      At UC, Caitlin will serve as an instructor in the Athletic Training Program and provide athletic training coverage of Women’s Intercollegiate Softball.

      Caitlin has been a certified athletic trainer for the past six years. She is also a certified Correctional Exercise Specialist (CES) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She currently resides in Charleston with her two dogs, Doob and Abby.