Joey Tamburo, MS, ATC, PES
Bachelor of Science
Head Athletic Trainer at Moniteau High School
I was born in Hawaii and raised in Jacksonville, NC along with five siblings, two of which are now currently attending UNCP. After graduating from White Oak High School in 2007, I enrolled at UNCP. I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in 2011. While at UNCP, I was a member of the 2008 Braves football team and served as both the Vice President and President of the Athletic Training Student Association. After graduating from UNCP, I attended graduate school at California University of Pennsylvania where I received my Masters of Science in Athletic Training. The program concentrated on research and performance enhancement. I am now employed with NovaCare Rehabilitation, a country-wide physical therapy company and division of Select Medical Corporation. I am also contracted through NovaCare as the head Athletic Trainer at Moniteau High School near Butler, PA.
What was the most important thing you learned while attending UNCP
The most important thing I learned at UNCP is that a strong work ethic and determination will overcome any adversity. I learned that no matter where you have come from or where you plan to go two things will always hold true: there will always be someone there who can teach you something and there will always be someone there who can benefit from your experiences. UNCP is a personal and diverse university that fosters an environment in which students can benefit from one another.
What advice would you give to current or prospective students?
Your college years are the best years of your life and you should enjoy this time have fun. Always remember to put your school work first and be responsible in your decision-making. Furthermore, it is never too early to start building your resume by taking on a few extra responsibilities and working hard. Lastly, keep your grades up! While good times are a necessity, your first priority should be striving toward a successful future.