Keith Gorse

Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Department of Athletic Training

Rangos School of Health Sciences Room 124
Phone: 412.396.5959


Ed.D., Education, Duquesne University, 2010
M.Ed., Education, University of Pittsburgh, 1988
B.S., Education, University of Pittsburgh, 1983

Dr. Keith Gorse, EdD, ATC. is entering his fourteenth year in the Department of Athletic Training in the John G. Rangos, Sr., School of Health Sciences at Duquesne University. He is an Assistant Professor within the School of Health Sciences and is serving as the Clinical Coordinator for the Undergraduate Athletic Training Program.

Dr. Gorse received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education and Athletic Training from the University of Pittsburgh (1983), and his Master of Education degree also from the University of Pittsburgh (1988). He spent two years working at Hempfield Area High School and fifteen years at Carnegie Mellon University. While working at Duquesne University, Dr. Gorse received his Doctoral Degree in Education (2010).

Dr. Gorse has been teaching in athletic training education programs for the last 13 years. His areas of instruction have included sophomore level introduction to athletic training, athletic injury evaluation, emergency care, applied science, and administrative issues in healthcare. In that time, Dr. Gorse has also been clinical coordinator for all sophomore, junior, and senior level students. The athletic training program uses over thirty different clinical education sites (on and off campus) and sixty five different clinical education preceptors.

Dr. Gorse's research interests include commotio cordis, youth sports injuries, and emergency care issues. He has published 7 peer-reviewed manuscripts and contributed to over 14 professional presentations in his areas of research expertise. Additionally, Dr. Gorse has co-authored one academic text book in athletic training, and currently co-authoring another athletic training text book that will be ready sometime in 2015.

Dr. Gorse is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association, the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society (PATS), the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross. Professionally, Dr. Gorse spent five years (2006-2010) serving as a member of the programming committee for the NATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium and six years (1998-2004) as the District II representative for the NATA College/University Committee. He was chair of the NATA Age Specific Task Force for three years (2003-2005). He routinely serves as a moderator and/or program reviewer for the NATA Annual Meeting. He currently is a member of the NATA Sponsor Review Committee and acts as the Allegheny County representative to PATS. Dr. Gorse has been an instructor in CPR - AED and First Aid for both the American Heart Association and American Red Cross for the past twenty five years. He teaches and certifies students, coaches and teachers both on campus and off campus at local schools and youth sport associations.

Dr. Gorse is a licensed athletic trainer through the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine. He has over thirty years of clinical experience, working at both the high school and college levels. At the Hempfield High School, Dr. Gorse served as their first full time athletic trainer ever. During his time at Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Gorse was the head athletic trainer for over 17 men's and women's varsity sports and also taught in the physical education department. Currently, Dr Gorse does some outside clinical work with Shady Side Academy Middle and High School, working with various varsity sports including their baseball and ice hockey programs. Dr Gorse has also been a coach/manager for various youth baseball programs in Shaler and Fox Chapel for the past thirteen years.


Health and Safety Issues in Youth Sports

Professional Affiliations




American Heart Association

American Red Cross

Courses Taught

Sophomore Level Essential in Athletic Training

Organization & Administration in Athletic Training

Practicum Class on Head and C-Spine

Applied Science

Medical Perspectives


Clinical coordinator for 31 clinical sites and 54 clinical instructors in the greater Pittsburgh area.