Department of Kinesiology/Athletic Training Doctoral Candidates
Megan LaFevor, MS, ATC
Megan LaFevor is in her first year of the doctoral program at Michigan State University. Megan began her collegiate career at Columbia State Community College in Columbia, Tennessee. She graduated with an Associate's in Science-General Studies degree and then attended Athens State University in Athens, Alabama. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science from ASU, she continued her schooling at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and Kinesiology, and went on to receive her Master of Science degree in Athletic Training from Ohio University while being assigned to Eastern High School in Reedsville, Ohio. While at Ohio University, her research emphasis was "Validation of Effort in Concussion Testing: A Probabilities-Based Approach". Megan is currently focusing on completing her Ph.D. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Training. Her anticipated date of graduation is May 2017.
Ryan Moran, M.S., LAT, ATC
Ryan Moran is currently in his second year of his doctoral program at Michigan State University. Looking to graduate with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Athletic Training in the Department of Kinesiology, Ryan is involved in academics, clinical education, and assists with preceptor clinical coverage of Men's Tennis at Michigan State. He teaches multiple undergraduate Athletic Training courses, including KIN 126 Introduction to Athletic Training, KIN 127 Taping and Bracing in Athletic Training, KIN 227 Observations and Introductory Clinical Skills in Athletic Training with other various skills and proficiencies directed to undergraduate athletic training students. He began his athletic training career at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania in East Stroudsburg, PA. His major area of study was Athletic Training and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science. Remaining at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, he went on to receive his Master of Science Degree in 2012. Ryan's clinical assignment was at East Stroudsburg South High School. His emphasis area of study was Athletic Training and his thesis focused on "The Effects of Pre-competition Massage on Acceleration and Speed Measures in NCAA Division II Track and Field Student Athletes". His anticipated date of graduation from Michigan State University is May 2016.
Erica Beidler, MEd, ATC
Erica Beidler is currently in her second year as a Doctoral Candidate in Michigan State University's Department of Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Training. Her research interest is focused on Concussion Rehabilitation and Education. Erica is currently involved in teaching in the Department of Kinesiology's Athletic Training Program. Several of her instructed courses within the Athletic Training program are the KIN 126 Introduction to Athletic Training, KIN 127 Taping and Bracing in Athletic Training, and KIN 227 Observations and Introduction to Clinical Skills in Athletic Training. She is also involved as a MSU athletic training clinical preceptor of undergraduate clinical education and proficencies implementation. Erica completed her BS in Athletic Training at Mercyhurst University and her Masters of Education in Kinesiology at the University of Virginia. Her thesis was titled "Influences on Annual Computerized Neurocognitive Baseline Test Performance in Collegiate Student-Athletes". Erica will be presenting a learning lab at the 2014 GLATA Conference titled "Incorporating Sports Psychology into Clinical Athletic Training Injury Rehabiliation". Her anticipated date of graduation from Michigan State University is May 2016.
Jessica Wallace, MA, ATC
Jessica Wallace is currently a Doctroal Candidate in Michigan State University's Athletic Training Program in the Department of Kinesiology. She completed her Bachelor's of Science Degree in Athletic Training from the University of Miami. She continued her education and clincal experiences with the completion of her Masters of Arts Degree in Physical Education from the University of Central Florida as a graduate assistant athletic trainer overseeing softball. She has been active in Michigan State University's undergraduate athletic training program instructing courses of KIN 126 Introduction to Athletic Training, KIN 423 Therapeutic Modalities, KIN 424 Psychology of Injury, and KIN 426 Upper Body Orthopedic Evaluation. Jessica has assisted in the clinical preceptor coverage of Michigan State University's athletic program and undergraduate proficiency direction. Her research interests are directed in the public health concern of child and adolescent sport-related concussions. Research projects focus on knowledge, awareness, and attitudes of sport-related concussions in urban versus suburban communities.Jessica's anticipated date of graduation is May 2015.
Undergraduate/Graduate Athletic Training Education Program
105 IM Circle
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824