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Amanda Elder, EdD, ATC
Mandi Elder is an Associate Professor in the Health Sciences Department where she is the program coordinator for the post-professional athletic training education program. Mandi has been at UCCS since 2008. Prior to coming home to Colorado, Mandi was the clinical coordinator for the undergraduate athletic training program at Southeast Missouri State University. Mandi has also worked as a Visiting Instructor at Oklahoma State University and the Head Athletic Trainer and Instructor at Oklahoma Panhandle State University. She earned her Doctorate from Oklahoma State University, her Master's from San Jose State University, and her Bachelor's from Adams State College. Mandi has been involved in curriculum development for athletic training and serves as an accreditation site visitor for the Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education. Her scholarship interests include emergency action planning, rodeo injuries, as well as critical reading and writing for athletic trainers. Mandi works as a certified athletic trainer with the Justin Boots Sports Medicine team, and has served as a consultant for the National Little Britches Rodeo Association, most recently completing the Headin' for Healin' Youth Rodeo Concussion education program.  

Margaret Hunt, MS, ATC
Margie Hunt is currently an instructor for the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, primarily teaching within the Sports Medicine undergraduate and graduate curricula. Prior to her current position, she was employed by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) for over 19 years, serving as a staff athletic trainer and sports medicine staff administrator. Her experiences cover a breadth of areas including sports medicine support in clinical and field settings, staff development and management, as well as international event sports medicine planning and implementation. Margie worked as a collegiate athletic trainer at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI prior to her time at the USOC. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in physical education with an emphasis in athletic training from the University of Iowa, and her Master of Science degree from Syracuse University. In her spare time, she works as an athletic trainer with Medicine in Motion, LLC (Winter X-Games coverage) and numerous National Governing Bodies.

Craig Elder, PhD, ATC, CSCS, CSPS
Dr. Elder has been involved academically in undergraduate athletic training education and undergraduate and graduate strength and conditioning curriculums for over 15 years. Currently he is an Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator for the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs where he supervises the undergraduate and graduate strength and conditioning curricula. Clinically he has worked as a collegiate and high school athletic trainer, is currently the athletic trainer and strength coach for USA ParaArchery, and serves as an athletic trainer with the USOC medical staff for Paralympic multisport events. His research interests are in athlete development and movement assessment in diverse populations.  

Additional Health Sciences Graduate Faculty
Tim Behrens, PhD, CHES, FACSM
Jackie Berning, PhD, RD, CSSD
Margaret Harris, PhD, MS, HC
Andrea Hutchins, PhD, RD
Mary Ann Kluge, PhD
Nanna Meyer, PhD, RD, CSSD   


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Last Updated: January 25, 2017
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