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Director of Athletic Training
Jaclyn Tate a professor at Marietta College
Office #
DBRC 016
Ed.D.-Teaching and Learning Specialty, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (2020); M.Ed-College Student Personnel Administration, University of West Florida (2009); BS-Athletic Training, Ohio University (2007)
Year Appointed
Courses - Fall
  • Introduction to Kinesiology
Courses - Spring
  • Applied Nutrition
  • Medical Aspects of Athletic Training

Jaclyn Tate is a 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 a Professor, Jaclyn typically teaches 2-3 classes a semester. She enjoys teaching students and seeing them utilize what they learn in the classroom and in their clinical assignments. In the undergraduate courses, Jaclyn teaches Pio 101 and Applied Nutrition. In the Master of Athletic Training program, Jaclyn teaches Intro to Clinical Education, Foundation in Athletic Training, Therapeutic Interventions, General Medical Assessment, and Organization and Administration. Along with teaching, Jaclyn serves as an advisor for the sports medicine major and the Master of Athletic Training Program. Jaclyn enjoys taking students to athletic training conferences. In the past, she has taken students to the Ohio Athletic Conference Symposium, the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association Symposium, and the Southeast Athletic Trainers Student Symposium. In addition to her administrative and teaching duties, Jaclyn works as a clinical athletic trainer with the men’s basketball team. Jaclyn works to keep the student-athletes healthy and safe.

Studying abroad has always been an interest of Jaclyn. In 2013, Jaclyn was able to take the first-ever athletic training class to Australia. While in Australia, students met and learned from Dr. Jenny McConnell, a well-known sports medicine professional, saw many sports venues, including the site of the 2000 Summer Olympics, and played Netball, a popular sport for Australians. In 2015, the sports medicine study abroad class went to Ireland. There, students were able to see several college campuses and hear lectures from professors in the sports medicine field. Students also experienced many sporting events and cultural attractions, including the Cliffs of Moher and kissing the Blarney Stone. In 2018, Jaclyn took a group of students back to Australia, this time visiting Melbourne, Canberra, and Sydney. Highlights included seeing the Australian Institute of Sport and learning about sports medicine research at the University of Sydney. Jaclyn hopes to continue the study abroad experience for the Master of Athletic Training Program. These are experiences that the students will never forget, and the knowledge and skills they learn are invaluable.

Professionally, Jaclyn is a member of the Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association, Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association, and National Athletic Trainers’ Association. She serves as the state meeting planner for the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association, in which she works with members and various avenues to develop and run the annual meeting. Jaclyn is a Peer Reviewer for the Health, Interprofessional Practice & Education Journal and the Journal of Interprofessional Care & Clinical Practice in Athletic Training.

Awards & Honors

  • October 2023 — Recreation & Wellness Outstanding Alumni Award, University of West Florida
  • May 2022 — Ohio Athletic Trainer’s Association President’s Award-
  • February 2021 — Marietta College Outstanding Advisor Award for First-Year Students
  • August 2020 — University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Excellence in Scholarship Award
  • 2016 — Harness Outstanding Educator Award