Dawn Schleiden, MS, ATC -- Associate Athletic Trainer
-Dawn Schleiden is currently in her tenth season as a part of Lafayette's sports medicine team. Named associate athletic trainer in 2001, Schleiden's primary sport responsibilities include field hockey and women's lacrosse. She serves as the rehabilitation coordinator, where her central responsibility is coordinating and communicating the progression of all rehabs. Schleiden also assists with weekly in-house clinics with team physicians, as well as assisting with the organization of professional nutritional consultations and educational forums.
Schleiden has also served as a clinical instructor since her arrival on College Hill, which allows her to work with athletic training curriculum student inters from East Stroudsburg on a yearly basis. She also works as a Sexual Assault Coordinator and Educator (SACE) for the college.
Prior to her promotion to associate athletic trainer, Schleiden spent six seasons as an assistant. During that time she worked with men's and women's basketball and field hockey, along with being responsible for coordinating the instruction, scheduling and supervision of student athletic trainers and student interns.
Schleiden spent the summer of 1999 serving as a staff athletic trainer for two Lehigh Valley semi-professional teams, the Black Diamonds baseball team and the Steam soccer team. She also worked the adidas Elite Soccer Program in 1997.
Schleiden's first stint as an athletic trainer came in 1993 when she spent two years as a graduate assistant at Bloomsburg. She provided evaluation and treatment of injuries, designed and implemented rehabilitation protocols and handled insurance claims and record keeping. Schleiden has received her NATA certification and is a member of the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainer's Society, where she was treasurer in 1999. She is certified by the American Red Cross as a CPR, AED and First Aid instructor.
A native of Perkasie, Pa., Schleiden earned her bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Millersville in 1992 before going on to earn her master's degree in Exercise Science and Adult Fitness from Bloomsburg in 1998.
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