- No "I" in Healthcare
- Applied Nutrition
Jaclyn is an Associate Professor, Chair, and Program Director in the Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Department. As a dual-appointed employee, Jaclyn splits her time in the classroom and working with athletes.
As an Associate Professor, Jaclyn typically teaches four classes a semester. She enjoys teaching students and seeing them utilize what they learn in the classroom and in their clinical assignments. Some of the courses she teaches are First Year Seminar, Upper and Lower Evaluation, Nutrition, and Therapeutic Rehabilitation. Along with teaching, Jaclyn also serves as an advisor for the athletic training major. Jaclyn also likes to take students to area conferences. In the past, she has taken students to the Ohio Athletic Conference Symposium, Ohio Athletic Trainers Association Symposium and the Southeast Athletic Trainers Student Symposium.
As the Head Athletic Trainer, Jaclyn works to keep the students-athletes healthy and safe. Jaclyn and her staff make sure policies are up-to-date and that all the sports teams have medical coverage. Each varsity sports team is assigned an Athletic Trainer for the year. Most Athletic Trainers on staff will cover 2-4 sports a year. Since her arrival in 2009, Jaclyn has worked with the men’s soccer, basketball, crew, and tennis teams.
Studying abroad has always been an interest of Jaclyn. In 2013, Jaclyn was able to take the first-ever athletic training class to Australia. Prior to leaving, students took a course during the spring semester at Marietta College to prepare them for the experience. While in Australia, students met and learned from Dr. Jenny McConnell, a well-known sports medicine professional. Students were also able to see many sports venues including the site of the 2000 Summer Olympics and play Netball, a popular sport to the Australians. In 2015, the sports medicine study abroad class went to Ireland. Here students were able to see several college campuses and hear lectures from professors in the sports medicine fields. Students also experienced many sporting events and cultural attractions including the Cliffs of Moher and kissing the Blarney Stone. Jaclyn hopes to continue the study abroad experience for the athletic training program. These are experiences that the students will never forget and the knowledge and skills they learn are invaluable.
In 2016, Jaclyn was awarded the Harness Outstanding Educator Award honors. This award rewards faculty for their high level of commitment to the education of students inside and outside of the classroom.
For fun, Jaclyn likes to travel, visit family and friends, and being involved in sports.