Chyrsten Gessel

Assistant Professor in Athletic Training
MS-Athletic Training, Old Dominion University (2015); BS-Athletic Training, Marietta College (2013)
Year Appointed
Fall 2017
  • Clinical Field Experience I
  • Upper Extremity
  • Personal Health
  • Research and Design I
Spring 2018
  • Lower Extremity
  • Introduction to Research & Design
  • Research & Design II


Chyrsten Gessel, a certified and licensed athletic trainer, returned to her alma mater in the fall of 2016 after spending one year at fellow Ohio Athletic Conference program Otterbein University. 

While working on her post-graduate degree at Old Dominion University, she served as a graduate assistant for nearby Christopher Newport University, working specifically with football and women's lacrosse.

Chyrsten holds additional professional experience after studying abroad in Sydney, Australia, and working as a teaching assistant at Marietta, focusing on upper and lower extremity practicums. She has garnered multiple awards and is a member of five different athletic training organizations.