Athletic Training

Athletic Training Faculty

Susan EdkinsSusan Edkins, MS, LAT, ATC

Athletic Training Education Program Director/Web Information Coordinator
Email: susan.edkins@uncp.edu
Phone: 910.521.6480
Location: 1227 Jones Building

 

Mrs. Edkins is in her 23rd year at UNCP. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department and has served as the Program Director for the Athletic Training Education Program since October 2004. Prior to becoming the Program Director, Edkins served as the Clinical Coordinator.  Her primary teaching responsibilities include: Therapeutic Modalites, General Medical Conditions, Pharmacology, Organization and Administration of Athletic Training, Clinical Education II and Clinical Education V.  Edkins previously served several positions within the Athletic Department, including Head Athletic Trainer, Assistant Athletic Director, Compliance Officer, and Senior Woman Administrator.

She is a 1989 graduate from UNC Chapel Hill where she earned a B.A in Biology and a B.S. in Physcial Education. Edkins earned her M.S. in Physical Education and Human Movement Studies from the University of Oregon in 1991, while serving as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the Ducks' athletic program.  She is married to Brian Edkins, a former UNCP soccer standout, who is the Principal at South View Senior High School in Hope Mills, NC. The couple resides in Lumberton and are the parents of three boys.

If you are interested in more information about the Athletic Training Education Program at UNCP, please contact Mrs. Edkins at 910.521.6480 or susan.edkins@uncp.edu.

 

beverly justice, MS, LAT, ATC, Senior Lecturer/ATEP CLINICAL COORDINATOR

Beverly Justice, Cliincal CoordinatorMs. Justice is in her 20th year at UNC Pembroke and has served as the Athletic Training Education Program's Clinical Coordinator since November 2004. As Clinical Coordinator, Justice is responsible for overseeing the clinical education component of the Athletic Training Education Program as well as coordinating all of the clinical rotations the ATEP's students perform, both on- and off-campus. In addition, she serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department.

Her primary teaching responsibilities include Lower Extremity Assessment and lab, Upper Extremity Assessment and lab, Research in Athletic Training, Clinical Education I, and Clinical Education IV.

Justice previously served as the Head Volleyball Coach at UNC Pemborke for seven seasons and the Assistant Athletic Trainer for 11 years. She also served as the assistant volleyball coach and assistant women's basketball coach during her tenure at UNC Pembroke.

The Whiteville, NC native graduated from UNC Pembroke (then Pembroke State University) in 1992 with a BS in Health, Physical Education and Recreation: Athletic Training. She then became a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Western Michigan University where she earned her masters degree in Physical Education.

You may contat Ms. Justice at 910.521.6273 or by email at beverly.justice@uncp.edu.

 

michael blackburn, Ma, LAT, ATC,
lecturer/head athletic trainer

Micheal Blackburn joined UNCP in August 2009 as the Head Athletic Trainer. He serves as a peceptor for the Athletic Training Education Program in his primary sport assignments of football and wrestling. His primary teaching assignments are Healthful Living and Anatomy and Physiology.

 

ashley ausborn, ms, LAT, ATC
lecturer/assistant athletic trainer

Ashley Ausborn joined the ATEP faculty in August 2013. She is a graduate of George Mason University where she served as a graduate assistant for the past two years. She currently serves as a preceptor with her primary sport assignments of wrestling and softball. Her primary teaching assignment is Introduction to Athletic Training.

megan heimerdinger, MS, LAT, ATC
lecturer/assistant athletic trainer

Megan Heimerdinger joined the ATEP faculty in August 2013. She is a graduate of University of Northern Iowa where she served as a graduate assistant for the past two years. She currently serves as a preceptor with her primary sport assignments of volleyball, women's basketball and tennis. Her primary teaching assignments are Therapeutic Exercise and the lab and Clinical Education III.

Joey tamburo , MS, LAT, ATC
lecturer/assistant athletic trainer

Joey Tamburo returned to UNCP as a member of the ATEP faculty in August 2013. He is a 2011 graduate of the UNCP ATEP. He competed his masters degree at California University of Pennsylvania in 2012 and worked in a clinic/outreach position at a high school in Pittsburg last year. He serves as a preceptor with his primary sport assignments of men's soccer and basketball. His primary teaching assignments are Introduction to Athletic Training for prospective athletic training majors and the BOC Preparation course.

 

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