Kinesiology

Program Faculty

Athletic Training Faculty


Sarah LongSarah Long, MS, AT, ATC, is the Program Director for the UT ATEP.  She earned Bachelor’s Degrees in Athletic Training and Exercise Science from Miami University in 2007.  She attended University of Toledo for graduate school, earning a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science in 2009.

Sarah began her career as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at University of Toledo in August 2009.  She spent a season with the women’s volleyball team before spending 2 seasons with the football team.  Sarah transitioned to the academic side of the AT program in August 2012. Sarah was certified by the BOC and licensed in the state of Ohio in June 2007.  She is a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association as well as the Great Lake Athletic Trainer’s Association and the Ohio Athletic Trainer’s Association. 

Sarah’s personal interests include gardening, cooking and spending time with her husband, Matt and son, Michael. 

Pye_2014Michele Pye, PhD, ATC, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and serves as the Program Director for the post-professional Graduate of Athletic Training Program.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006.  She then attended Illinois State University where she obtained her Master’s of Science Degree in Kinesiology.  Following graduation, Michele returned to her hometown of Detroit, MI where she worked as the Certified Athletic Trainer for Grosse Pointe North High School through the Henry Ford Health Systems and provided medical coverage to musical and performing art concerts in the Metro Detroit area. In 2010, Michele decided to pursue her doctorate in applied neuromechanics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she researched the neuromuscular control patterns in female dancers and athletes who are at a low and high risk of ACL injury respectively. 

Michele was certified by the Board of Certification in 2006 and licensed by the State of Ohio in 2014.  She is a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association as well as the Great Lake Athletic Trainer’s Association and the Ohio Athletic Trainer’s Association.

Luke DonovanLuke Donovan, PhD, ATC, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology.  He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology with an Athletic Training Option from Pennsylvania State University in 2009.  He then attended the University of Virginia where he earned a Master’s Degree in Athletic Training in 2010 and a Doctorate Degree in Sports Medicine in 2014.

Luke’s research interest includes a continued investigation of identifying altered movement patterns during functional tasks in patients with chronic ankle instability. His goal is to develop low cost clinical tests to assess for these alterations and provide rehabilitation techniques to promote and restore normal movement patterns while decreasing the risk of future ankle sprains.

Luke was certified by the Board of Certification in 2009 and licensed by the State of Ohio in 2014. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association as well as the Great Lake Athletic Trainer’s Association and the Ohio Athletic Trainer’s Association.

Simon_JanetJanet Simon, PhD, ATC, is a visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Connecticut State University (Athletic Training) in 2008, a master’s degree (Athletic Training) from Ohio University in 2010, a second master’s degree (Applied Statistics), and doctorate (Motor Control) from Indiana University in 2014. While at Ohio University she was a graduate assistant athletic trainer with the university’s football team. Her research interests include current quality of life of former collegiate athletes, osteoarthritis, and chronic ankle instability.

Janet was certified by the Board of Certification in 2008 and licensed by the State of Ohio in 2014. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association as well as the Great Lake Athletic Trainer’s Association and the Ohio Athletic Trainer’s Association.

Janet’s personal interests are Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido and baking.    


ATEP Medical Director

Roger Kruse, MD - Head Team Physician

Athletic Training Doctoral Students

Megan Quinlevan, MS, ATC






Last Updated: 6/26/15