Chyrsten Gessel

Clinical Education Coordinator
Assistant Professor
MS-Athletic Training, Old Dominion University (2015); BS-Athletic Training, Marietta College (2013)
Year Appointed
Fall 2018
  • Clinical Field Experience I
  • Clinical Field Experience IV
  • Upper Extremity
  • Research and Design I
Spring 2019
  • Clinical Field Experience I
  • Clinical Field Experience II
  • Clinical Field Experience IV
  • Head & Spine
  • 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.