Debbie Bradney, DPE, ATC, ACSM

Associate Professor
Department Chair, Athletic Training



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Degrees and Certifications

  • Doctor of Physical Education from Springfield College, May 2002
    Dissertation Title: Attitudes of Coaches Regarding Eating Disorders
  • Master of Science in Athletic Training from Ohio University, June 1998
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sports Medicine and Psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University, May 1997
  • Current BOC certification
  • Current ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support Instructor


  • Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer, Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., August 1999 to May 2002
  • Adjunct Faculty Westfield State College, Westfield, Mass., Spring 2001
  • Athletic Trainer, Eastern Rehabilitation Network (Miss Porter’s School and New Britain High School), September 1998 to July 1999
  • Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, June 1997 to June 1998
  • Student Intern in Sports Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Summer 1996
  • Athletic Training Student, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, August 1993-May 1997

Professional Interests/Research

  • Eating disorders and body dissatisfaction
  • Lacrosse helmet removal
  • Cohesion in athletic training staff
  • Use of residential and learning communities in athletic training education

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Athletic Training
  • Athletic Training Skills
  • Assessment and Treatment of General Medical Conditions
  • Current Issues and Research in Athletic Training
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacology

Personal Info/Interests

I enjoy spending time with my husband, my daughters, and our dogs. I also enjoy running, hiking, yoga, and traveling. When I have the time, I like a good book or movie.