FACULTY

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William E. Prentice, PhD, ATC, PT, FNATA

Department of Exercise and Sport Science 214 Fetzer Hall, CB# 8700, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 27599

(919) 962-5174  

prentice@email.unc.edu

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Kevin M. Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC, FNATA, FACSM

Department of Exercise and Sport Science,  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
 

asdean@email.unc.edu

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Darin Padua, Phd, ATC

Department of Exercise and Sport Science, 204 Fetzer Hall CB# 8700, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 27599

(919) 843-5117

dpadua@email.unc.edu

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J. Troy Blackburn, PhD, ATC

Department of Exercise and Sport Science CB# 8700, 203 Fetzer Hall, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-8700

(919) 843-2021

troyb@email.unc.edu

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Meredith 2014 reiszed

Ms. Meredith A. Petschauer, PhD, ATC, LAT

Department of Exercise and Sport Science, 2202 Stallings-Evans, CB# 8700, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8700

Phone: (919) 962-1110

Fax: (919) 962-0489

mbusby@email.unc.edu

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Jason P. Mihalik, PhD, CAT(C), ATC

Department of Exercise and Sport Science The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Matthew A. Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center, 2201 Stallings-Evans Sports Medicine Complex, Campus Box 8700, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

O: 919.962.2573 | L: 919.962.0409 | F: 919.962.6325

jmihalik@email.unc.edu

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Brian G Pietrosimone, PhD, ATC

Department of Exercise and Sport Science CB# 8700, 26D Fetzer Hall, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-8700

(919) 962-3617

pietrosi@email.unc.edu

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Johna Register-Mihalik, PhD, LAT, ATC

Department of Exercise and Sport Science, CB# 8700, Fetzer Hall, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-8700

(919) 962-2702

johnakay@email.unc.edu

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Erik Wikstrom, PhD, ATC, LAT

Department of Exercise and Sport Science CB# 8605, 311 Woollen Gym, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-8700

(919) 962-2260

ewikstro@email.unc.edu

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Barnett Frank, PhD, ATC

Department of Exercise and Sport Science CB# 8605, 26E Fetzer Hall Gym, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-8700

(919) 962-7187

bsfrank@email.unc.edu

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CLINICAL STAFF

 

Scott Oliaro, MA, ATC, LAT

oliaro@email.unc.edu

Associate Director of Sports Medicine, Head Athletic Trainer for Field Hockey, Head Athletic Trainer for Men’s and Women’s Golf

Scott Oliaro, took over for Dan Hooker as the Associate Director of Sports Medicine in 2013. Scott served seven seasons as Assistant Football Athletic Trainer and two as the Head Athletic Trainer for Football before becoming the Head Athletic Trainer for Field Hockey, and Men’s and Women’s golf in 2007. Oliaro assists the education program as a lecturer for both the undergraduate and graduate athletic training programs. He has authored several articles in various medical journals, including the Journal of Athletic Training. Oliaro has presented a variety of topics at national, district and local levels and serves as the program director and Board member for the College Athletic Trainer’s Society. Oliaro is a 1993 graduate of Cornell University where he earned a B.S. in nutritional sciences. At Cornell he was a three-year football letter winner, a two-time captain and a two-year Ivy League selection at tailback. He was inducted into the Cornell Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016. A native of Lansing, Mich., Oliaro grew up in Burlington, Vt. In 1999, Sports Illustrated named Oliaro Vermont’s 42nd best athlete of all-time. Oliaro earned a Master’s degree in athletic training from North Carolina in 1996 where he was also the Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for UNC Field Hockey’s National Championship team in 1995. Oliaro is a NATABOC certified athletic trainer and a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association. In 1996, he worked the Olympic Games in Atlanta. Prior to coming to UNC, Scott spent two years as an assistant athletic trainer for American University and the Washington Capitals. He has obtained Medical 2 certification through the Titleist Performance Institute and is trained in Selective Functional Movement Assessment and Performance Enhancement Specialist. He and his wife, Jeri, reside in Chapel Hill with their daughter – Mia  born in 2005 and son Tyler born in 2007.

 

Alain Aguliar

Alain Aguilar, MA, ATC, PES, CPT, CSCS

alagulia@email.unc.edu

Head Athletic Trainer Men’s Soccer

Alain is a Senior Lecturer and serves as the Director in the Fitness Professional Track within the department of Exercise and Sport Science. His teaching focuses on sports performance and fitness training. Aside from his faculty responsibilities he also works as the Men’s Soccer Athletic Trainer within the UNC Student Health Service. Prior to UNC he was an Athletic Trainer at Saint Augustine’s College (2006-2008). He earned Athletic Training degrees from both Ohio State University (undergraduate) and UNC Chapel Hill (masters).  Aside from being a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) he is a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)  through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He is a native of Columbus, Ohio. He, his wife Jennifer, and son’s Coby and Ethan live in Durham.

 

Doug Halverson, MA, ATC, LAT, CSCS

sdhalverson@uncaa.unc.edu

Head Athletic Trainer for Men’s Basketball

Doug Halverson is the Head Athletic Trainer for the Men’s Basketball program. Previously, he has worked with Football, Women’s Lacrosse , Field hockey ,and Men’s and Women’s Golf . Halverson is a 2002 graduate of UNC, where he earned a B.A. in Exercise and Sport Science with a specialization in Athletic Training. While serving as a student athletic trainer from 1999-2002, he worked with the women’s soccer, volleyball, and track and field teams. He also served as the intern athletic trainer for the WUSA’s Atlanta Beat in 2001 and 2002. Following his undergraduate degree, Halverson continued his education at UNC, where he served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer, working mainly with the Tar Heel football and men’s and women’s tennis programs. He received a M.A. in Exercise and Sports Science – Athletic Training in 2004. He has been a NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) since 2002 and NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) since 2005. Halverson returned to UNC after working at Georgia State University, where his primary responsibility was coverage of the women’s basketball team and supervising graduate athletic trainers in the coverage of spring sports(2004-2005). Halverson is a native of Winston-Salem and currently lives in Chapel Hill.

Chris Hirth MS, PT, ATC, LAT, PES, CSCS

chirth@uncaa.unc.edu

Rehabilitation Coordinator for Campus Health Service

Chris Hirth has served Carolina Sports Medicine for over two decades, currently as rehabilitation coordinator. He is responsible for the oversight, coordination and assistance of Carolina athletes undergoing post-surgical rehabilitation.In addition he provides rehabilitation services to UNC students and staff at Carolina’s Campus Health Services.  In his tenure at UNC, Hirth has worked with the men’s basketball, men’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, gymnastics and track and field squads. He was the athletic trainer for the 2016 women’s lacrosse,  2009 men’s basketball and 2001 men’s soccer teams that won NCAA national championships.

Hirth earned his BS in physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in 1989 and a MS in human movement science from UNC in 1994.Hirth is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and the American Physical Therapy Association.  Hirth is a native of Milwaukee, Wis.

He and his wife Anna, have a son, Blake.

 

Sally Mays, MA, ATC, LAT, CSCS, CMT

smays@email.unc.edu

Head Athletic Trainer for Softball and Swimming and Diving

Sally Mays has served as one of the staff athletic trainers for Stallings-Evans Sports Medicine Center which provides sports medicine services for twenty four varsity sports since 1998. She is the Head Athletic Trainer for swimming and diving and softball.   She also provides care to patients in the Physical Therapy/Athletic Training Clinic at Campus Health Services.

Sally received a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and athletic training from Washington State University in 1986. She then received a master’s degree in athletic training from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989. For five years she was the Head Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach for the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She also taught athletic training classes and supervised undergraduate athletic trainers in an internship program.

In 1994 she accepted a position as the Director of Athletic Training and Performance Enhancement for the University of Minnesota overseeing a staff of five athletic trainers, twenty five undergraduate students and three strength and conditioning coaches while coordinating and instructing the undergraduate athletic training internship program.

 

Terri Jo Rucinski, MA, ATC, LAT, PT, CSCS with Remington, DOG

tjrucinski@uncaa.unc.edu

Head Athletic Trainer for Men’s Baseball, Coordinator of Physical Therapy Services at Campus Health Service

Terri Jo started her career at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2003.  She is currently serving as the coordinator of Physical Therapy services at the James A. Taylor Campus Health Service and has been the Staff Athletic Trainer for the Men’s Baseball Team since 2005.  Terri Jo worked with the Women’s Basketball team from 2003-2012, and also worked with the Track and field Teams as well as Cross Country Teams from 2003-2005.

Terri Jo specializes in rehabilitation of the shoulder and serves as a guest lecturer in both the undergraduate and graduate Athletic Training programs, with emphasis on the prevention and rehabilitation of shoulder injuries.  She has a research interest in the shoulder, has been involved with several research projects at UNC, and has published articles in many refereed Journals.  She has been involved with the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers since 1990 and has served on several examination development committees.  Terri Jo is certified in Integrated Dry Needling through the Dr. Ma Institute and is also certified in Blood flow restriction rehabilitation through Owens Recovery Science.

REMINGTON joined Terri Jo in 2016, he is a Medical Alert Assistance dog for Terri Jo and a rehabilitative facility dog for the UNC athletes and campus health physical therapy patients.  Terri Jo Received REMINGTON through paws4people®,Inc., a Wilmington, N.C., nonprofit organization that raises, trains and places Assistance Dogs with clients.  REMINGTON assists with treatments, rehabilitation and emotional support for the athletes and patients and is a source of joy for all that meet him.

Terri Jo received her B.S., in Physical Education Teaching and Athletic Training from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse in 1987.  She went on to receive her M.A., in Exercise and Sports Science with specialization in Athletic Training from UNC in 1989.  Terri Jo Worked in Milwaukee Wisconsin, at Froedert Sports Medicine, until she returned to the University of Wisconsin La Crosse in 1994, to pursue her physical therapy degree.  She received her B.S. in physical therapy in 1996.  She is also a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, receiving her certification in 1998.  Prior to Terri Jo’s return to UNC, she worked in Madison Wisconsin, at the UW-Health Sports Medicine Center as a Clinical PT and was the Head Athletic Trainer at the Junior College in Town which is now known as Madison College.

Carrie Rubertino Shearer, MS, PT, ATC

carries@uncaa.unc.edu

Head Athletic Trainer for Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Women’s Tennis

Carrie Rubertino Shearer joined UNC Sports Medicine in July of 2009 and is the head athletic trainer for Men’s and Women’s Track and Field. Carrie also serves as a physical therapist at the James Taylor Campus Health Service. Before joining the Tarheels, Carrie spent four years at UCLA as an Associate Head Athletic Trainer, serving three years as the head men’s basketball athletic trainer in addition to caring for the Women’s Waterpolo National Championship team, the Women’s Tennis National Championship team, Women’s Volleyball and Softball. Additionally, she oversaw the rehabilitation of post-operative student-athletes and served on the athlete care committee.

Rubertino Shearer spent four seasons (2001-05) as an assistant athletic trainer and physical therapist at Santa Clara University. While at SCU, she served as the head athletic trainer for the women’s soccer team that won the 2001 NCAA Championship. She also served as the head athletic trainer for the women’s basketball and men’s and women’s tennis programs. In addition to her team responsibilities, Rubertino Shearer developed the disordered eating policy for the Broncos’ athletic department and served on Santa Clara’s committee for disordered eating.

During the 2000-01 campaign, Rubertino Shearer was an assistant athletic trainer and physical therapist at Stanford University, overseeing the rehabilitations of post-operative injuries and working with the men’s and women’s cross country and men’s and women’s track programs.

Rubertino Shearer earned her master’s degree in education at Auburn University in 2000. She earned her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy at Ohio State University in 1998 while a student in the internship program for athletic training. She first became involved in sports medicine while attending Brecksville Broadview Hts High School outside of Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to her degrees, she is certified in Integrative Dry Needling, Graston, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Blood Flow Restriction therapy.

Carrie and her husband, John, have three daughters, Reagan, McKinley and Carter Ann.

Nina Walker, MA, ATC, LAT, CSCS

walkern@email.unc.edu

Head Athletic Trainer for Distance Runners, Head Athletic Trainer for Men’s Lacrosse

Nina Walker has been a staff athletic trainer at Carolina since 2006. Her primary clinical responsibilities are with the men’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s cross country/distance teams. She also serves as a clinical instructor for the UNC graduate and undergraduate athletic training programs. She is the staff liaison to the undergraduate observer program and currently lectures on topics related to manual therapy, electronic medical records and biofeedback.

Walker is a 1999 graduate of Boston University, where she earned a B.S in Athletic Training. Following her undergraduate degree, Walker attained a M.A. in Exercise and Sports Science with a specialization in Athletic Training in 2001 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer, working mainly with the Tar Heel volleyball and rowing programs.

Walker returns to UNC after working at Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut. She served as the head athletic trainer for the men’s lacrosse and field hockey teams as well as an assistant adjunct professor in the Athletic Training and Sports Medicine program, teaching both Nutrition and Clinical Evaluation Lab.

She also volunteers for committees designed to promote the field of athletic training, such as the BOC Role Delineation Study Committee and CATA public relations committee. Her research interests include emergency management, lacrosse helmet removal and spineboarding. She has a strong interest in manual therapy and has lectured nationally on Positional Release Therapy. She has also obtained Graston Technique M1 training.

She has been an NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) since 1999 and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) since 2004. Walker is a New York native who currently resides in Durham, NC.

Nicole Alexander, MS, ATC, LAT

nlalexan@email.unc.edu

Head Athletic Trainer for Women’s Basketball and Men’s Tennis

Nicole Alexander joined the UNC Sports Medicine Staff in 2013. Her primary sport assignment is with women’s basketball.

A Tallahassee, FL native, Nicole is a 2005 graduate of the University of Florida. Upon completion of a Bachelor’s Degree, she continued her education as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Syracuse University. While at Syracuse, her sports assignments included field hockey and women’s tennis. After graduate school in 2008, Nicole went on to become an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Notre Dame until 2013. While at Notre Dame her sport assignments were softball and fencing.

Since joining the Sports Medicine staff, Nicole has served as a guest lecturer in both undergraduate and graduate courses in the Exercise Science department. She was published in Training and Conditioning Magazine in October 2014. In the summer of 2015 Nicole served as the athletic trainer with USA Basketball for the gold medal winning women’s basketball team at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea.

Luke Ross, MA, ATC, LAT

lukeross@email.unc.edu 

Head Athletic Trainer for Football

Luke Ross joined the athletic training staff in 2013 as a staff athletic trainer for football and fencing. In July 2017, he was promoted to the position of interim head football athletic trainer.  He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training from Boston University in 2006 and his Master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science – Athletic Training from UNC in 2008. While earning his Master’s degree, Ross served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer, working mainly with the Tar Heel football and women’s rowing programs.

Ross returns to UNC after spending four season’s as the assistant athletic trainer for football at the University of Connecticut. Prior to his time at UConn, he also completed a year-long athletic training internship with the Carolina Panthers.

He is a proud NATABOC certified athletic trainer (ATC). Ross currently resides in Chapel Hill, with his wife Megan and their son Ben.

 

Yuri Jean-Baptiste, MS, ATC, LAT, PES

yjeanbap@email.unc.edu

Head Athletic Trainer for Women’s Soccer and Women’s Rowing

Yuri Jean-Baptiste began working with at UNC as a staff athletic trainer in 2013. His primary clinical responsibilities involve working with both the UNC women’s soccer team and women’s rowing.  Jean-Baptiste joined the women’s soccer team and women’s rowing staff in 2015 after spending 2 years working as a staff athletic trainer for the football (2013-2015) and cheerleading (2013-15) programs. During this time, Jean-Baptiste also volunteered to work with the Carolina Railhawks during their (2014-15) season to assist with game day coverage.

Jean-Baptiste is a 2011 graduate of the University of Florida, where he earned his B.S. in Athletic Training. While serving as a student athletic trainer from 2007-2011, he worked with the UF football team, Santa Fe College, and Santa Fe High School. He also completed an NFL summer internship with the Miami Dolphins in 2009.

Upon completing his undergraduate degree, Jean-Baptiste continued his education at Louisiana State University, where he served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer. While at LSU, Jean-Baptiste worked with men and women’s track and field, women’s soccer, and women’s basketball. He received a M.S. in Kinesiology- Sports Pedagogy in 2013.

Jean-Baptiste has been an NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) since 2007, has been a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) since 2012, and received his Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) certification in 2015. He has also received his certification to be a Sportsmetric instructor in 2016. Jean-Baptiste is a native of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and currently resides in Durham with his wife, Jennifer.

 

Manny Andreoulakis, ATC LAT

mannya@email.unc.edu

Staff Athletic Trainer for Football and Cheerleading

Manny Andreoulakis joined the athletic training staff in July 2015. He serves as the athletic trainer for football and cheerleading.

Andreoulakis earned his Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science from John Carroll University in 2007 and his Master’s degree in athletic training from Plymouth State University in 2009.

Prior to joining UNC, Andreoulakis was a part of the athletic training staff at Brown University from 2012-15 working mainly with track and field/cross country, gymnastics, wrestling, men’s soccer and men’s crew while also assisting with football.

Prior to his stint with Brown, Andreoulakis interned with the University of North Florida for two years, working primarily with the men’s soccer and men’s and women’s tennis teams.  While on staff at North Florida, Andreoulakis also assisted with strength and conditioning programs for the Ospreys. Following his time at North Florida he served as a seasonal athletic trainer with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.

Andreoulakis was a four-year member of the football team at John Carroll, earning defensive line MVP honors in 2006. He was also a first-team All-Ohio Athletic Conference and first-team All-North Region honoree and is fluent in three languages (English, Spanish and Greek).

David Mincberg, MA, LAT, ATC, NREMT

mincberg@live.unc.edu

Staff Athletic Trainer for Football, Head Athletic Trainer for Fencing

David Mincberg joined the clinical staff in 2017. His primary clinical responsibilities are with the football and men’s and women’s fencing teams.

Mincberg is a 2014 graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he earned a B.S. in Athletic Training. Following his undergraduate degree, Mincberg attained a M.A. in Exercise and Sports Science with a specialization in Athletic Training in 2016 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he also served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer, working mainly with the Tar Heel football and fencing programs.

Mincberg returns to UNC after working at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He served as the athletic trainer for the football and women’s tennis teams, as well as for the “Ralphie Handler” live mascot program.

He has been an NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) since 2014 and a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) since 2013. Mincberg is a Wisconsin Native who currently resides in Carrboro, North Carolina.

 

 

Emily Quatromoni, MA, ATC, LAT

quatromo@live.unc.edu

Head Athletic Trainer for Gymnastics and Women’s Lacrosse

Emily is a 2012 graduate of Florida Southern College, where she earned a B.S in Athletic Training. Prior to graduating, Emily finished her undergraduate degree with an “off campus” internship at University of Maryland with the football and gymnastics programs. She chose to stay on at University of Maryland for another year as a certified athletic training fellow and continued to work with the football and gymnastics programs. Following her two years at University of Maryland, Emily attained a M.A. in Exercise and Sports Science with a specialization in Athletic Training in 2015 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer, working mainly with the Tar Heel women’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs. Her thesis focused on establishing the reliability of a visual observation pitching assessment in adolescent pitchers.

Emily returns to UNC after working at University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She served as the head athletic trainer for the men’s and women’s swimming and diving program and as well as oversaw the graduate assistant athletic trainer responsible for rowing. During her time in Knoxville, Emily organized a weekly Journal Club with the graduate assistant athletic trainers that allowed the students to learn and improve their post professional education outside of the clinic. Emily also had the opportunity to provide care for the Volunteer swimmers at the 2016 Olympic Trials and the 2017 World Championship Trials meet.

Emily has presented at the NATA 2016 Clinical Symposia on Best Practice in Delivering Full-time Clinical Education from a student’s perspective. Her research interests include biomechanics and injury prevention. She has a strong interest in manual therapy and has also obtained Graston Technique M1 certification and myofascial decompression training.

She has been an NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) since 2012 and NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist since 2017. Emily is a Florida native who currently resides in Carrboro, NC.

 

 

Brian Greene, MS, LAT, ATC

bdg21@email.unc.edu

Head Athletic Trainer for Men’s Wrestling, Head Athletic Trainer for Men’s Tennis

Brian Greene joined the UNC staff as an athletic trainer in the fall of 2017.  He oversees the clinical responsibilities for the men’s wrestling and men’s tennis programs.

Brian earned a B.S in Athletic Training from Castleton University in the spring of 2015.  Soon thereafter, he attended the University of Oregon where he received a M.S in Human Physiology with the graduate athletic training program in June of 2017.  While at UO, Brian was responsible for clinical care associated with the men and women’s tennis programs in his first year as a graduate assistant athletic trainer.  In his second year, he moved to a role within the sports medicine team with the Duck football program.

Brian has been a certified athletic trainer since 2015.  His interests include pathologies of the hip like femoroacetabular impingement, evaluation/correction of sacroiliac and spinal dysfunctions, as well as functional testing for determining readiness for return to sport.  Greene hails from Portland, Maine spending most of his life participating in cold weather sports and currently resides in Chapel Hill, NC.

 

 

Taylor Saimeri, MA LAT, ATC

Head Athletic Trainer for Club Sports

Taylor joined the Sports medicine staff in 2017 to serve as the athletic trainer for the Club Sports Program. She obtained her Bachelors degree from Springfield college and her Masters from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She will be responsible for coverage of 50 plus Club Sports

 

 

Dan Hooker, PhD, PT, ATC, LAT, SCS

dhooker@email.unc.edu

Retired, Staff Physical Therapist at Campus Health

Dan Hooker served the University of North Carolina as an athletic trainer and physical therapist since 1972. Most recently he was the Associate Director of Sports Medicine. He is presently retired and works part time as a physical therapist for the Campus Health Service. He provided athletic training coverage for most of the Tar Heel sports teams. He was the program director for the Graduate Athletic Training Curriculum from 1975-1979. Hooker earned his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Medical College of Virginia, 1967, Master of Science in Education from the University of Southern California, 1971, and his PhD in Education from Carolina in 1981. He has been an American Board of Physical Therapy Certified Sports Physical Therapy Specialist since 1987 and has served the Atlantic Coast Conference Sports Medicine Association as President and as Secretary. He has contributed to several textbooks providing chapters on the rehabilitation of the spine, electrical modalities, compression devices, and traction. Hooker was involved in the research activities of the Exercise and Sports Science department providing consultation and data collection on a study of back pain in retired NFL players and consultation on several studies on concussions in football athletes. He received the NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award in 2002.

 

 

Marc Davis, PT, ATC, LAT

Retired Staff Physical Therapist at Campus Health

Davis’ duties at Carolina consist of providing physical therapy and athletic training services to students, student athletes, and faculty/staff in the Campus Health Service. Davis received his Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1974. After graduating from Carolina, he worked as a physical therapist at Danville Memorial Hospital in Danville, VA., from October of 1974 to May of 1975. He began his current tenure on the sports medicine staff at Carolina in July of 1975. Davis, a native of Wilmington, NC, and alumnus of New Hanover High School, is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the National Athletic Trainers Association. He was the recipient of the award for the outstanding physical therapist of the year for 1998 by the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association. Marc Davis served as the head athletic trainer for the University of North Carolina men’s basketball team, from 1977-2008. He has also served as the head athletic trainer for the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. Davis is married to the former Paula Gee. They have an 18-year-old daughter, Irma Consuelo.

 

 

Kelsee Gomes, RD, CSSD, CLT

kelseeg@email.unc.edu

Director of Sports Nutrition

Kelsee Gomes joined the UNC Sports Medicine staff in February 2015 as Director of Sports Nutrition. She works closely with UNC’s varsity athletic teams, providing sports nutrition education, nutrition counseling and meal planning assistance.

Kelsee has experience with the college level firsthand as she was a former collegiate swimmer at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she received her bachelor’s degree in Heath Education and a minor in Chemistry. She then went on to complete her Master’s degree in Sports Nutrition from Florida State University. During her dietetic internship at FSU, she was a sports nutrition intern with the athletic department and also had the opportunity to work with professional athletes at Athlete’s Performance in Phoenix, AZ. Kelsee is credentialed as a Registered Dietitian (RD), a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), a certified LEAP Therapist (CLT) specializing in food sensitives and is also certified in adult weight management by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Prior to coming to UNC, Kelsee served as the Coordinator of Sports Nutrition at the University of Florida from 2012-15, where she oversaw the nutrition for eight varsity sports (baseball, softball, volleyball, gymnastics, track and field, men’s and women’s tennis) and assisted with football. During this time she worked with the 2013 men’s outdoor national championship track team, the 2013 and 2014 gymnastics national championship team and the 2014 softball national championship team. Kelsee Gomes is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and received the 2014 Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year award from the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND). She is also active in the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA).  She is still an avid runner and has run 10 marathons. Kelsee currently resides in Chapel Hill, N.C

 

 

Rachel Manor, BS, RD, CSSD

rkstratt@email.unc.edu

Sports Nutritionist  

Rachel Manor joined the UNC Sports Medicine staff in April 2013. She works closely with UNC’s varsity athletic teams, providing sports nutrition education, nutrition counseling, and meal planning assistance.

Rachel holds a BS in Life Science from the University of Portland in Portland, Ore., where she was also a varsity athlete and team captain on the women’s basketball team. Upon completing her bachelor’s degree, she discovered a passion for sports nutrition and a desire to help collegiate athletes with the life skills of fueling for performance. In doing so, she hopes to promote a culture of moderation, balance and kindness in university athletic departments.

Rachel completed a didactic program of dietetics at Middle Tennessee State University before completing her dietetic internship and Masters of Science in Exercise Science and Nutrition at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. Rachel is credentialed as a Registered Dietitian (RD) as well as a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).

Prior to coming to UNC, Rachel served as a Sports Dietitian at the University of Oregon, primarily responsible for basketball, volleyball, tennis, softball, track and field, cross country and soccer. She coordinated individualized recovery nutrition plans, conducted body composition and hydration testing as well as provided nutrition education and nutrition counseling for athletes and staff.

Rachel is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA).