Current Graduate Students

Michigan State University's Athletic Training Program has a number of graduate assistantships available through athletic department positions, high school outreach placements, and research appointments. Masters students at MSU have the opportunity to earn a degree in Athletic Training or any of the other sub-disciplines of Kinesiology. Doctoral students earn a degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in a major sub-discipline of Kinesiology, a cognate in Kinesiology, or an out of area cognate in related fields such as epidemiology, anthropology, physiology etc. Graduate level course work in athletic training includes classes taught by Dr. John Powell in Advanced Structural and Spinal Evaluation and Injury Control. For further information contact Dr. Chris Kuenze (kuenzech@msu.edu) or 517-432-5018.


Kelsey Clausen, 1st Year Graduate Assistant, Women's Soccer

Hometown: Barneveld, WI
Alma Mater: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Past clinical experiences: AT Internship at Catawba University; Football, Basketball, Soccer, High School, Gymnastics, Trask and Field, Softball
Future professional goals: Division 1 ATC with soccer or football
Research interests: Psychological aspects of sports injury


Max Elder, 1st Year Graduate Assistant, Women's Tennis

Hometown: West Bloomfield, MI
Alma Mater: Hope College
Past clinical experiences: Detroit Lions, Hope College athletics
Future professional goals: Collegiate AT position
Research interests: Concussions


Austin Herman, 1st Year Graduate Assistant, Wrestling

Hometown: Union City, MI
Alma Mater: Central Michigan University
Past clincal experiences: Football, field hockey, gymnastics, baseball, women's soccer
Future professional goals: Working at a major Division 1 University in Michigan
Research interests: Undecided


Eric Jackson, 1st Year Graduate Assistant, Men's and Women's Cross Country

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Alma Mater: University of Missouri
Past clincal experiences: Football, gymnastics, soccer, volleyball, basketball, track and field, Tennessee Titans
Future professional goals: To become a head athletic trainer and an academic instructor
Research interests: S.I.C.K. Shoulders and the Gold Standard of Treatment


Ryan Morrison, 1st Year Graduate Assistant, Men's Soccer

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Alma Mater: Eastern Michigan University
Past clincal experiences: AT Internship at University of Maryland with Football; University of Tennessee Football
Future professional goals: Collegiate Soccer or Football position or Professional Soccer
Research interests: Concussion Research


Stephen Waltersdorf, 1st Year Graduate Assistant, Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving

Hometown: Pinckney, MI
Alma Mater: Hope College
Past clincal experiences: Baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, basketball
Future professional goals: To become a head athletic trainer at a college or university
Research interests: Undecided


Annie Japinga, 2nd Year Graduate Assistant, Men's Tennis

Hometown: Holland, MI
Alma Mater: Hope College
Past clincal experiences: Volleyball, baseball, soccer, football, basketball, tennis
Future professional goals: To become an athletic trainer in collegiate athletics
Research interests: Depression in Division I collegiate athletes


Sean O'Neill, 2nd Year Graduate Assistant, Football

Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Alma Mater: Long Beach State University
Past clincal experiences: MSU men's soccer, UCLA football, LBC Bombers Ice Hockey
Future professional goals: NCAA head athletic trainer, professional AT, 2020 Olympics in Tokyo
Research interests: Efficacy of Movement Screening


Erika Ralston, 2nd Year Graduate Assistant, Field Hockey

Hometown: Hilliard, OH
Alma Mater: Ohio State University
Past clincal experiences: MSU field hockey, MSU cross country, MSU track & field, OSU football, OSU gymnastics, OSU softball
Future professional goals: Major Division I Athletics
Research interests: Range of Motion and Quality of Functional Movement in Distance Runners

 


Undergraduate/Graduate Athletic Training Education Program
105 IM Circle
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-353-2010/517-432-5018