Graduate Athletic Training Students

Michigan State University's Athletic Training Program has a number of graduate assistantships available through athletic department positions, KIN Instructional course, and/or research appointments. Masters students at MSU have the opportunity to earn a degree in sub-disciplines of Kinesiology/Athletic Training. 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 courses directed by Dr. Chris Kuenze. Masters Degree AT students are mentored by Dr. Tracey Covassin and/or Dr. Chris Kuenze. For further Graduate Program information, please contact Dr. Chris Kuenze (kuenzech@msu.edu) or 517-432-5018.


Kelsey Clausen, 2nd Year Graduate Assistant, Field Hockey

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

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


Stephen Waltersdorf, 2nd Year Graduate Assistant, Men's and Women's Cross Country

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


Chastity Chov, 1st Year Graduate Assistant, Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving

Hometown: Houston, Tx
Alma Mater: University of Texas at Austin
Past clincal experiences: Men's Swimming and Diving, Men's Tennis, Softball, Football, Men's Basketball, Women's Soccer
Future professional goals: Working at a major Division I University
Research interests: ACL


Conor McDonough , 1st Year Graduate Assistant, Men'sSoccer

Hometown:Lincoln, VT
Alma Mater: University of New Hampshire
Past clincal experiences: Middlebury College in VT
Future professional goals: Working Pro-Soccer or Collegiate Basketball or Football
Research interests: Undecided


Erin Moncrief, 1st Year Graduate Assistant, Men's and Women's Track and Field

Hometown: Troy, MI
Alma Mater: University of Miami (Florida)
Past clincal experiences: Swimming and Diving, Football, Men's Basketball, Track and Field,High School, Hospital
Future professional goals: Working Division I Athletics or Professional Sports
Research interests: Concussions or Heat Related Illnesses


Katie Rogers, 1st Year Graduate Assistant, Women's Soccer

Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Alma Mater: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Past clincal experiences: Carolina Panthers Intern, USA Baseball intern, UNC-Chapel Hill Football, UNCW Swim and Dive, Basweball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Beach VolleyBall, High School
Future professional goals: Division I Football Athletic
Research interests: Return to play for MPFL injuries.


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