What are Alumni Saying

What are our alumni saying about Radford University's Athletic Training Program

Lauren Cox DAT, LAT, ATC – Class of 2017
Ferrum College - Assistant Athletic Trainer
Field Hockey, Volleyball, Men’s Wrestling, Women’s Lacrosse

“I am currently the associate athletic trainer at Ferrum College and I graduated from Radford’s Bachelor of Science AT program in 2017. The program not only provided the education I needed to start my athletic training career but the staff provided ample encouragement and support for me to pursue my doctorate in athletic training [from Indiana State] with which I graduated in 2019. The RU AT program spring-boarded me into my career as an athletic trainer and I will always be grateful for the doors the program opened for me.”

Chelsea Frascoia, MS, LAT, ATC – Class of 2013
Health Sciences CTE Teacher and Athletic Trainer- Marietta HS Marietta, GA

“Radford University’s athletic training program was the perfect fit for me. From the start it was evident my professors cared about me as a person and my success in whatever path I chose. It was close knit and small enough for me to create the relationships I wanted and gain the confidence I needed but gave me all of the tools and experiences to be successful on a larger stage. The program will take you as far as you let it!”

Melanie Warren Lewis, PhD, LAT, ATC – Class of 2007
Department Chair & Associate Professor, Health and Sport Science, Averett University 

“The athletic training program at Radford not only taught me the skills to be a certified athletic trainer, but it taught me life skills.  Time management, deescalating conflict, and networking are a few that I still use everyday.  This program means a lot to me. The friendships and relationships that I developed while I was in the program helped me get to where I am now and I will forever be grateful to the Radford University Athletic Training Program.” 

Brenna Burke, LAT, ATC – Class of 2019
Injury Prevention Specialist at Amazon 

“Being a part of Radford’s AT Program gave me the skills and confidence I needed in order to maintain a successful career as an AT. Graduating with my certification in hand meant the world to me! I can’t be thankful enough for the education and advice I got from my RU family, go Highlanders!” What are our clinical preceptors saying about Radford University's Athletic Training Program

Sean Burton, MBA, LAT, ATC – Class of 2006
Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters

“Radford being a smaller D1 university allowed me to get better one on one attention with the ATP teachers, as well as with high level athletics. This is something I truly appreciated once I had graduated and had the confidence to jump into a head Athletic Trainer role my first year out of college.”

Kurt Thiele, MA, LAT, ATC, CPO, NASM-CPT, CNC - Class of 2015
Carroll Wellness Center - Director of Fitness Operations

"The Athletic Training program at Radford University was by far one of the highest quality  educational experiences I have ever had. The academic staff really take the time to give you all of the tools and knowledge you will need to enter into the Sports Medicine workforce fully prepared." 

Chris Proctor, ATC, CES, FMT, CEAS, CEFE – Class of 2008
Occupational Health; Heartland Regional

“The Radford University Athletic Training Program set me up for success. In my career as an athletic trainer, I have collaborated with many athletic trainers from many backgrounds, and every time our respective ATPs are discussed, I realize just how blessed I was to have had the opportunity to learn at RU. In addition to the didactic and clinical education we received, which seems to have been beyond what many receive at other institutions, Dr Mickle and Dr Moore ensured the connections were there that allowed understanding of the material beyond simple knowledge. My education at Radford is a major part of the success of my career to this point, and I will forever be grateful for the opportunity I had to learn from some of the best the profession has to offer.”