Athletic Training Alumni
Here you'll find some of our graduates with their current employment, to give you a good idea for where our students go.
Megan Pilcher, Class of 2007
Assistant Athletic Trainer, Simpson College
Hometown: Clarence, Iowa
The Loras Athletic Training Education Program prepared me to be the best entry-level Athletic Trainer possible. Through the classes and field experience, I feel the education I received was excellent. I really enjoyed my experiences through the different sport rotations I was assigned to. It was very overwhelming at first due to the demanding class schedule and practice. But once I learned to manage my time it got much easier. I also got to work different ACI’s with the different sport rotation, which I really enjoyed. The ACI’s challenged and pushed me beyond my comfort zone to become better with my skills. Once you become confident and comfortable with your skills, you can do anything.
During my education at Loras I also had the opportunity to travel with various sports. I really enjoyed traveling as it gave me a chance to see other settings and get more hands-on experience. Many times I traveled alone with the team or with another student, as the Certified was not always able to go. The information learned in the classroom was transferred to the real world setting and I got to apply what I learned.
If you are interested in sports medicine and enjoy being around sports, then I would suggest this major for you. You would also enjoy this career if you get satisfaction from helping people. For me, it is very rewarding to see my athletes return to the field/court after an injury and be able to play. Athletic Training is a tough major and not everyone is cut out for this career, but I will tell you that it’s worth it in the end.
Simon Burke, Class of 2012, Physician Extender
Stephanie Begely, Class of 2005, Head Athletic Trainer, Metro State College of Denver
Chelsey Bruns, Class of 2013, Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer, University of Northern Iowa
Adam Burke, Class of 2009, Assistant Athletic Trainer, Loras College
Nora Gilman, Class of 2013, Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer, University of Denver
Samanatha Griffith, Class of 2011, Athletic Trainer, Manitu High School, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Ryan Jennings, Class of 2009, Fitness Instructor, Westside Fitness, Dubuque, Iowa
Tim Kelly, Class of 2010, Clinical Athletic Trainer, Texas Sport Rehab, Dallas Texas
Jaime Mayer, Class of 2008, Assistant Athletic Trainer, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
Mike McGown, Assistant Athletic Trainer, Washington Nationals
Terry Noonan, Class of 1978, Director of Athletic Training Services, University of Iowa
Haley Orman, Class of 2006, Assistant Athletic Trainer, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Elizabeth Paunika, Class of 2008, Chiropractor, Decatur Back and Neck Center
Molly Pilcher, Class of 2013, Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer, University of Northern Iowa
Danielle Pillon, Class of 2010, Athletic Trainer, Doherty Therapeutics
Ashley Robbins, Class of 2013, Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer, University of Maine
Nick Rubel, Class of 2004, Personal Trainer, GH Personal Training, Glenview, Illinois
Tyler Sleeper, Class of 2009, Athletic Trainer, Wichita Falls USHL Hockey, Wichita Fall, Kansas
Allison Swift, Class of 2010, Athletic Trainer, Midwest Medical Center, Galena, Illinois