College of Health and Human Services

Post-Professional Students
Class of 2018


Dan
Gilfeather, AT, ATC:
Graduate Assistantship: Toledo Waite High School
Thesis Project: Central Activation Ratio with a Super Imposed Burst Technique to Assess Muscle Activation of the Gluteus Medius and Gluteus Maximus
Hometown: Kingston, NY
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Southern Connecticut State University
Internship: IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL (Summer 2017)
Reason for accepting position: Autonomy that I receive at my clinical assignment and the opportunity for a research experience
Favorite aspect of athletic training: “I love the variety of populations that Athletic Trainers are able to work with. There are Athletic Trainers in secondary schools, collegiate, professional, industrial etc. This is just a testament to our value as a profession.”

Mackenzie Haines, AT, ATC
Graduate Assistantship: University of Toledo Volleyball
Thesis Project: Influence of Ankle Bracing and Externally Focused Biofeedback on Landing Biomechanics in Healthy Females
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Degree: Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from Ohio University
Reason for accepting position: For the opportunity to work in the Division I collegiate setting and to extend my knowledge both academically and clinically
Favorite aspect of athletic training: “The relationships you are able to build with the athletes and coaches and working with athletes to create unique individualized rehab protocols.”

Ema Kossin, AT, ATC
Graduate Assistantship: University of Toledo Football and Men's Tennis
Thesis Project: How does playing surface alter the muscle activation and plantar pressure of the lower extremity?
Hometown: Eustis, FL
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Florida State University
Reason for accepting position: To further my knowledge of the athletic training profession in the classroom through research, as well as in the clinical setting through first-hand experience
Favorite aspect of athletic training: “The indescribable reaction from the athletes who have been working extremely hard in rehabilitation when they are able to return to the field.”

Matt Robinson, AT, ATC
Graduate Assistantship: St. John’s Jesuit High School
Thesis Project: The Effect of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Applied to the Gluteus Medius During Resistance Training
Hometown: Grand Island, NY
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the College at Brockport (NY)
Internships: USA Hockey National Player Development Camps (2015) and the Rochester Rattlers of the MLL (2016)
Reason for accepting position: To further his knowledge of evidence-based practice and to gain autonomous clinical experience
Favorite aspect of athletic training:“I enjoy the rehabilitation process as a whole; it is very rewarding to see the hours of work pay off when an athlete steps back onto the field, court, or ice rink for the first time.”

Sarah Scheurer, AT, ATC
Graduate Assistantship: University of Toledo Cross Country and Track & Field
Thesis Project: The relationship between corticomotor excitability and quadriceps neuromusclar function in ACL reconstructed patients
Hometown: Mansfield, OH
Degree: Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Akron (OH)
Reason for accepting position: To further her knowledge in athletic training and gain experience in the clinical setting
Favorite aspect of athletic training: “Assisting individuals with injuries through evaluation, rehabilitation, and the return to play process.”

Yoshi Saito, AT, ATC
Graduate Assistantship: University of Toledo Baseball
Thesis Project: The Impact of Fatigue on Surface EMG activation of the Flexor Carpi Ulnalis and Flexor Carpi Radialis during a Simulated Baseball Game Pitching
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Michigan State University
Reason for accepting position: To gain research experience and autonomous clinical experience
Favorite aspect of athletic training: “I love having personal relationships with athletes. I love getting to know each individual’s personalities, strength, weakness, uniqueness, and such.  Getting to know athletes on a personal level optimizes the day to day healthcare that I provide.”

Alex Springer, AT, ATC
Graduate Assistantship: University of Toledo Swim and Dive
Thesis Project: Effect of Sensory Biofeedback Stimulus on Lower Extremity Kinematics in Females with Patellofemoral Pain
Hometown: Shellsburg, Iowa
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Iowa
Reason for accepting position: The opportunity to work with collegiate swimming or baseball, which were the two sports he was most interested in working. Now that he is aware of the research capabilities at UT, he hopes to gain further knowledge on how he can implement research into the clinical setting
Favorite aspect of athletic training: “It is a profession that offers new challenges every day. From musculoskeletal pathologies to psychological issues, this profession keeps me on my toes day in and day out.” 

Kassi Verhoff, AT, ATC
Graduate Assistantship: St. Ursula Academy
Thesis Project: Lower Extremity Biomechanics during a Single Limb Hop Task in patients following an Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Healthy Individuals
Hometown: Mount Cory, OH
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Toledo
Internships: Varsity Cheer & Dance Camps (Summer 2017
Reason for accepting position: To continue her education in athletic training because she was comfortable in the city of Toledo and loved the Athletic Training staff
Favorite aspect of athletic training: “Being the first one on the field or court to help athletes when injured.”

Cody Zink, AT, ATC
Graduate Assistantship: Toledo Start High School
Thesis Project: Neuromuscular Adaptations during a Functional Task, following ACL Reconstruction
Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Indianapolis
Internships: IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL (Summer 2017)
Reason for accepting position: To advance his practice in athletic training and gain clinical experience
Favorite aspect of athletic training: “Forming relationships with athletes, coaches and other healthcare professionals.”

Last Updated: 9/18/17