Athletic Training Faculty & Staff

Director & Professor

Jeffrey Kawaguchi, PT, PhD, ATC is the director of the Athletic Training program and a professor within the College of Health Professions. His research interests are in the area of gait analysis, education and women’s athletics.

Assistant Professor

Dana K. Bates, PhD, ATC coordinates faculty and preceptors in the athletic training program both in the didactic and clinical education. She is also an academic advisor and recruiter for the Health and Human Performance department, oversees and evaluates all clinical sites for the Athletic Training program, and teaches 7-8 credits a semester including: Responding to Emergencies, Drug Education, Practicum, Organization and Administration in Athletic Training, Physical Exam of the Lower Extremities, Physical Exam of the Spine and Upper Extremities, Pharmacology, and Therapeutic Modalities.

Assistant Professor

Sarah Cook, PhD, ATC is an Assistant Professor in the Athletic Training program. 

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Assistant Professor

Jessica Moore, EdD, ATC is an Assistant Professor in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program.

Associate Professor, PsyD Clinical Program & Director of Academics

Tamara Tasker is Director of Academics, Associate Professor, and member of the Adult Track in the School of Graduate Psychology. Dr. Tasker's clinical and research interests are in sport and performance psychology and working with college students and student athletes.

Professor Emeritus

Richard Rutt's interest areas include sports physical therapy, injury prevention, and wellness and health promotion.

Administrative Assistant

Veronica Chavez is the Administrative Assistant for the Master of Science in Athletic Training program.