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Faculty & Staff


Keith M Gorse

Keith M. Gorse, EdD, LAT, ATC
Clinical Coordinator
Assistant Professor

Research Profile:
• Youth baseball health and safety
• Commotio Cordis Cardiac Contusion

Sarah A. Manspeaker, PhD, LAT, ATC
Assistant Professor

Research Profile:
• Evidence based practice concepts in entry-level Athletic Training education
• Effectiveness of therapeutic interventions

Jason S Scibek

Jason S. Scibek, PhD, LAT, ATC
Department Chair & Program Director
Associate Professor

Research Profile:
• Effects of posture and body position on shoulder kinematics
• Impact of pain on shoulder kinematic patterns
• Upper and lower extremity kinetic chain assessment for the purpose of injury prevention
• The role of functional training and core stabilization training on performance and injury prevention

Paula Sammarone Turocy Paula Sammarone Turocy, EdD, LAT, ATC
Director of the Pre-Medicine & Health Professions Program
Associate Professor

Research Profile:
• Impact of curricular and instructional changes on the development and implementation of new
  educational practices for the multi-skilled health care professional
• Youth sport health and safety
• Therapeutic and physiological considerations to enhance physical performance-strength, flexibility,
   VO2Max, nutrition ergogenic aids and their impact on physical performance and human physiology
• Complimentary and alternative medicine

Erica Beidler headshot Erica Beidler, PhD, LAT, ATC
Assistant Professor


Research Profile:
• Sport-related concussions and the psychology of injury
• Psychological aspects of rehabilitation in sport
• Psychological aspects of concussion

                                 Department of Athletic Training Part-Time/Adjunct Faculty

                                              Charles Karnack, Pharm D
                                              Linda Reiger, MS, EMTP

                                  Department of Athletic Training Personnel

                                              Kerri VanGelder
                                              Administrative Assistant
                                              Office Phone: 412.396.4766
                                              Office Fax: 412.396.4160