Chyrsten Gessel

Clinical Education Coordinator
Assistant Professor
MS-Athletic Training, Old Dominion University (2015); BS-Athletic Training, Marietta College (2013)
Year Appointed
Courses - Fall
  • Athletic Training Seminar
  • Research & Design I
  • Clinical Field Experience III
  • Clinical Field Experience IV
Courses - Spring
  • Clinical Field Experience III
  • Clinical Field Experience IV
  • 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.