Athletic Training Faculty


Andrea Cripps Ph.D., ATC

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-0221
Address: 209 Eppler South

Ph.D., University of Kentucky
M.A., Central Michigan University
B.S., Lake Superior State University

Research Interests:
How the sensory systems (visual, vestibular, and somatosensory) are affected following a concussion and how these impairments affect upright balance. A secondary line of injury is focused around educational declines following concussion in sport.

Courses Taught:
Pathology & Evaluation of Orthopedic Injuries: Lower Extremity, Pathology & Evaluation of Orthopedic Injuries: Upper Extremity Evaluation, Therapeutic Modalities, Therapeutic Medications & Health Conditions, BOC preparation. 



Matthew Kutz, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-5917
Address: 211 Eppler S

Ph.D. Lynn University
M.Ed. University of Toledo
M.S. University of Toledo
B.A. Anderson University

State Licensed Athletic Trainer – Ohio Occupational, Physical Therapy, & Athletic Training Board
Certified Athletic Trainer – NATA Board of Certification, Inc.
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist – National Strength & Conditioning Association
Corrective Exercise Specialist – National Academy of Sports Medicine

Research Interests:
Leadership Competencies
Novice and Expert Behaviors
Contextual Intelligence
Clinical Education in Athletic Training
Performance Enhancement Techniques

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate TLEP 1900 Recreational Leadership, SM 395 Professional Trends & Issues in Athletic Training, AT 2120 Introduction to Clinical Education in Athletic Training, AT 3140 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training II, AT 4100 Pathology & Evaluation of Orthopedic Injuries: Lower Extremity, AT 4120 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training IV, AT 4200 Leadership & Management in Allied Health Care, AT 4160 Therapeutic Exercise, Graduate HMSL 6190 Athletic Conditioning

Graduate KNS 4290 Sport Conditioning



Chris Schommer

Position: Program Director
Phone: 419-372-6810
Address: 210 Eppler S


B.S., Bowling Green State University
M.Ed., The Citadel

Research Interests:
Relationships between Emergency Medical Personnel and High School Athletic Trainers 
Attitudes of administrators in regards to employment of Certified Athletic Trainers in the secondary school setting

Courses Taught:
UndergraduateAthletic Training Clinic Management; Evaluation & Pathology of Athletic Injuries: Upper Extremity; AT/CM Practicum; Therapeutic Athletic Exercise; Therapeutic Athletic Training Modalities; Internship Supervisor; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, First Aid, and Safety