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About Our Students

Our students come to Georgia Southern University to study in the graduate Athletic Training Program from all over the country: from as far west as Idaho and as far north as upstate New York.  Additionally, our students come from large public universities to small private colleges and everything in between.

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Recent Awards

The graduate Athletic Training Program has recently had three students win athletic training scholarships:

  • Anne Bryan was awarded the 2012 Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association (SEATA) Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation Scholarship. Anne follows Carrie Rahn who received a SEATA scholarship in 2011.
  • Lydnsey Ingram was awarded the 2012 Lori Mobley Groover Leadership Graduate Student Scholarship by the Georgia Athletic Trainers’ Association. Lyndsey follows Marie (Kirby) Davidson who was received the same award in 2011.

 

Master’s Students 2013-2015

 

Jordan Dorrien, ATCDorrien_Jordan

Hometown:

Medford, NY.

Undergrad:

East Stroudsburg University
East Stroudsburg, PA.
B.S. in Athletic Training, 2013

Assistantship:

2013 – 14: Campus Recreation and Intramurals.

Thesis:

 

Kristin Harkins, ATCHarkins_Kristin

Hometown:

Lansdale, PA.

Undergrad:

East Carolina University
Greenville, NC.
B.S. in Athletic Training, 2012

Assistantship:

2013 – 14: Softball.

Thesis:

 

Caitlynn Hellwig, ATCHellwig_Caitlynn

Hometown:

Denver, CO

Undergrad:

Cedarville University
Cedarville, OH.
B.S. in Athletic Training, 2013

Assistantship:

2013 – 14: Cheerleading
2014-2015: Volleyball

Thesis:

“Determining the false positive rate of a concussion battery in healthy division I collegiate athletes”

Kaylyn Hopkins, ATCHopkins_Kaylyn

Hometown:

Barboursville, VA.

Undergrad:

Longwood University
Farmville, VA.
B.S. in Athletic Training, 2012

Assistantship:

2013 – 14: Women’s Soccer

Thesis:

 

Jana Katz, ATCKatz_Jana

Hometown:

Virginia Beach, VA.

Undergrad:

Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY.
B.S. in Athletic Training, 2013

Assistantship:

2013 – 14: Men’s & Women’s Tennis
2014-2015: Swimming & Diving

Thesis:

“Medial knee kinetics: comparison between cutting and kicking tasks at varying efforts in collegiate male soccer players”

 

Rachel Leitz, ATCLeitz_Rachel

Hometown:

Wilton Manors, FL.

Undergrad:

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL.
B.S. in Athletic Training, 2013

Assistantship:

2013 – 14: Statesboro High School

Thesis:

 

Eric Shiflett, ATCShiflett_Eric

Hometown:

Chillicothe, OH.

Undergrad:

Mt. Union College
Alliance, OH.
B.S. in Athletic Training, 2013

Assistantship:

2013 – 14: Football & HITS System
2014-2015: HIT System, Football, Men’s Golf

Thesis:

“The Effects of Subconcussive Impacts on Postural Stability in Division I Football Athletes”

 

Samantha Transou, ATCTransou_Samantha

Hometown:

Walnut, IL.

Undergrad:

University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL.
B.S. in Athletic Training, 2013

Assistantship:

2013 – 14: Women’s Track and Field

Thesis:

“The psychological response to concussion compared with musculoskeletal injuries in collegiate athlete”

 

Master’s Students 2014-2016

 

Nathan D’Amico, ATCDAmico_Nathan

Hometown:

Columbia, MD

Undergrad:

B.S., Athletic Training, 2014
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA

Research Interests:

Concussion, CTE, Gait

 

Cat McCulley, ATCMcCulley_Cat

Hometown:

San Antonio, TX

Undergrad:

B.S. in Athletic Training, 2014
University of Texas at Arlington

Assistantship:

2014-2015: Softball

Research Interests:

Concussion rehabilitation

Samuel Johnson, ATCJohnson_Samuel

Hometown:

Muskegon, MI

Undergrad:

B.S. in Athletic Training, 2009
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI

Assistantship:

2014-2015: Men’s Basketball and Rifle

Research Interests:

How are concussion symptom scores and return to play are affected by different modes of travel?

 

Ryan Lindley, ATCLindley_Ryan

Hometown:

Pfafftown, NC

Undergrad:

B.S. in Athletic Training, 2014
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC

Assistantship:

2014-2015: Men’s and Women’s Tennis

Research Interests:

Concussion, Heat Illness

 

Tara Rogers, ATCRogers_Tara

Hometown:

Los Angeles, CA

Undergrad:

B.S. in Athletic Training, 2014
Whitworth University
Spokane, WA

Assistantship:

2014-2015: East Georgia State College

Research Interests:

Sports performance, biomechanical effects of shoes, manual therapy

 

Paige Wells, ATCWells_Paige

Hometown:

Dayton, OH

Undergrad:

B.S. in Athletic Training, 2014
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Assistantship:

2014-2015: Football

 

Mary Beth Winningham, ATCWinningham_Mary-Beth

Hometown:

Livingston, TN

Undergrad:

B.S. in Athletic Training, 2014
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN

Assistantship:

2014-2015: Cheerleading

Research Interests:

Risk factors for concussion; ankle prophylactics

 

Last updated: 11/2/2017

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