Faculty & Staff | Athletic Training

Director & Professor

Jeffrey Kawaguchi, PT, PhD, ATC is the director of the Master’s of Science in Athletic Training Program and Professor.  He teaches a variety of courses within the program.  His research interests include women’s health issues and pedagogy.  Outside of the classroom Dr. Kawaguchi enjoys running, biking, and spending time with his family.

Assistant Professor

Dana K. Bates, PhD, ATC is the Clinical Education Coordinator in the Master's of Science in Athletic Training Program and Assistant Professor.  She teaches Physical Agents, Administration in Athletic Training Settings and Orthopedic Evaluation.  Her research interest includes pedagogical practices in athletic training, opiods and athletes, and critical thinking.  Outside of the classroom Dr. Bates enjoys the outdoors, camping, hiking, skiing and spending time with her family.

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Assistant Professor

Sarah Cook, PhD, ATC is an Assistant Professor in the Master's of Science in Athletic Training program. She teaches Acute Care, Research Concepts, Nutrition, and Therapeutic Rehabilitation.  Her research interests include psychology of injury and rehabilitation, the education of athletic training students in sport psychology, and sexual and gender identity in athletics.  Outside of the classroom, Dr. Cook enjoys many outdoor activities including camping, hiking, and rock climbing, as well as spending time with her friends, family, and pets.

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Administrative Assistant

Shaena Johnson is the Administrative Assistant for the Athletic Training Program.

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Assistant Professor

Jessica Moore, EdD, ATC is an Assistant Professor in the Master's of Science in Athletic Training Program and assists with clinical education.  Dr. Moore teaches Orthopedic Evaluation, General Medical Conditions, and Professionalism.  Her research interests include patient-centered care, development of patient-provider relationships and supporting patient adherence.  Outside of the classroom Dr. Moore enjoys most outdoor adventures to include camping, hiking, water and snow sports, fishing, and traveling, and being with friends and family.

Associate Professor | Director of Academics

Dr. Tasker's clinical and research interests are in sport and performance psychology and working with college students and student athletes.