The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences has gathered a team of recognized experts from across the nation to serve as its advisory board and as contributing faculty to help guide, design, and teach the university’s online Master of Health Science in Athletic Training program, which launched in January 2015.

A news release issued by the university adds that contributing faculty members bring their experience with the NFL, Olympics, extreme sports, as well as college and high school athletics to the program.

Marjorie Albohm, past president of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association, serves as a contributing faculty member in Leadership and Athletic Training , which was designed with and is taught by Albohm.

Cultural Competence was designed with contributing faculty member Corey Oshikoya, assistant athletic trainer for the Denver Broncos.

Sports and Disability, the release says, was designed with and is taught by Jenna Street, coordinator of the Sports Medicine Volunteer Program Operations for the US Olympic Committee.

Emergency Athletic Training was designed with and is taught by Richard Bahr, CEO, WMI Global LLC, which provides emergency medical support at major sporting events worldwide.

The International Athletic Training course was designed with and is taught by Greg Heuer, head freestyle athletic trainer for the US Ski and Snowboard Association.

The Sport and the Female Athlete course was designed with and is taught by Dr Toni Torres-McGehee, who is a member of the Title IX Committee for the NCAA and associate professor at the University of South Carolina.

Concussion in Sport was designed with and is taught by Dr Robb Rehberg, executive director of Sport Safety International and part of the multidisciplinary Center for Concussion Care and Physical Rehabilitation team at Overlook Medical Center.

Evidence-Based Injury Prevention is taught by Dr Jonathan Warren, a physical therapist and former physiotherapist for the New Zealand national rugby team, and Dr Christopher Ivey, a physical therapist and team athletic trainer for the Temecula Valley Predators amateur football team.

Rounding out the course offerings is Ethico-Legal Issues in Athletic Training, which was designed with and is taught by Dr Jeff Konin, professor at the University of Rhode Island.

Additionally, the university’s advisory board encompasses athletic trainers from high school and college sport, as well as university research experts.

Members of the advisory board include Jeff Hopp, who chairs the Georgia Concussion Coalition and has worked for the Minnesota Vikings, an NFL Europe team, the 1996 summer Olympics, 2007 National Paralympic Track and Field Championships, and in leadership roles for the Georgia Athletic Trainers Association; Chad Krawiec, an athletic trainer for Harvard University’s men’s ice hockey, swimming and diving teams; Dr Damien Clement from West Virginia University, a frequent presenter on sport and exercise psychology; and Kelley Henderson, who is the clinical education coordinator in the Florida Gulf Coast University Department of Rehabilitation Sciences.

Dr Jordan Hamson-Utley, Program Director, explains in the release that since the university’s master’s in athletic training degree is online, “we can we can tap into the expertise of leading academics and practitioners across the country who are excited to share their knowledge. Our program is designed to help practicing athletic trainers take their careers, and those of the athletes they serve, to the next level.”

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is a graduate institution that emphasizes health science education through innovative quality classroom and distance education.

Source: University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences