Sarah Cook, PhD, ATC, Joins the Athletic Training Faculty
Dr. Sarah Cook, PhD, ATC will join the Athletic Training Program as a Full-time faculty. In her primary role as Assistant Professor, she will share her expertise in AT 530 Prevention & Treatment of Athletic Injuries as well as Co-Teaching varies courses alongside Dr. Jeffery Kawaguchi and Dr. Dana Bates.
Dr. Cook recently completed her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Springfield College (Massachusetts) while serving as a graduate teaching fellow in the Athletic Training Program. During her time at Springfield College, Dr. Cook served as a mental performance consultant for a number of individuals and teams, supervised many student research projects, served as a coach for a local Girls on the Run program, and worked as a peer tutor for students preparing for the Research and Statistics Doctoral Qualifying Exams. Prior to her work at Springfield College, Dr. Cook was an assistant athletic trainer and adjunct faculty in the ATP at Bridgewater College (Virginia) working with a large variety of collegiate sports teams and teaching a number of courses in the Department of Health and Human Sciences.
Dr. Cook completed her BS in Athletic Training at Colby-Sawyer College (New Hampshire) and her Master of Arts in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sport Psychology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Cook is excited to begin working with the Master of Science in Athletic Training program at Pacific University. She will be teaching Prevention and Care, Rehabilitation of the Upper and Lower Extremities, Rehabilitation Applications, and Physical Agents and assisting with the supervision of student research projects. Her research interests center around the education of athletic training students on the psychological aspects of injury, rehabilitation, and psychological applications to the practice of athletic training.