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Alumni Achievements

At Whitworth AT Program, we are extremely proud of our alumni. More than 119 graduates have finished our program since our initial accreditation in 1999, and we have many more alumni from before that time. Many of our graduates continue to practice athletic training healthcare. Others use their athletic training background to prepare for a career in another healthcare profession, teaching, fitness, or graduate school. The following are a small sample of careers pursued by Whitworth athletic training alumni:

  • Tori LaBrie '15: GA at University of Nebraska Omaha, working with women's soccer & softball
  • Ciara Rink '14: Head AT at Kennewick High School, AT at Tri City Orthopedic Center
  • Nate Gonzalez '11: AT with Work-Fit at Boeing, Everett Wash.
  • Andrew Hamstra '11: Assistant AT at Washington State University, experience with Atlanta Falcons
  • Peter Clark '08: Assistant AT at Gonzaga University, women's basketball, men's tennis, XC & track; CSCS
  • Cameron Collings '06: Physician assistant at Wenatchee Orthopaedics
  • Elaina Stubb '03: Physical Therapist at Brighton Rehabilitation, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Jenn Stueckle '99: AT at University of Washington, women's basketball and men's golf
  • Jodi Baker '97: Associate Professor of Athletic Training, Clinical Coordinator for Athletic Training, California Baptist University
  • Melinda Larson '92: Co-Director of Athletics, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, Hope College

In general, employment settings for our alumni include the following:

  • Secondary school athletic trainers and/or teachers
  • College and university athletic trainers and faculty
  • Clinical, corporate and industrial settings:
    • Examples include physical therapy clinics, physicians' offices and industrial injury prevention programs
  • Graduate assistantships: 
    • Our alumni have attended graduate schools including University of Idaho, Boise State University, Seattle University, Montana State University, Washington State University, Oregon Health Sciences University, University of Oregon, University of Utah, University of Washington, Virginia Commonwealth University, Texas State University-San Marcos, and more.
  • Other possible healthcare professions for athletic training grads, following additional schooling:
    • Examples of alumni professions include registered nurse, physicians assistant, physical therapist, acupuncturist, chiropractor, and massage therapist