Erin Pletcher, MS, ATC, CSCS

Contact

Graduate Student Researcher

3860 South Water St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

erp45@pitt.edu
412-246-0460

Erin is a doctoral student in Rehabilitation Science within the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to enrolling in the Doctoral Program Erin was the Assistant Director of Athletics/ Head Athletic Trainer at Philadelphia University. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training from te University of Pittsburgh and her Master's degree in Sport and Recreation Administration from James Madison University. Her reseach interests include Lower extremity risk factor analysis of adolescent females, core stability related to lower extremity injury, and functional test results as a means for individualized training.

Anticipated Graduation: 2017

Years at NMRL: 1

Previous Education:

MS Sport and Recreation Administration (2007)
James Madison University

BS Rehabilitation Science with a concentration in athletic training (2005)
University of Pittsburgh

Current Certifications / Licensures:

Certified Athletic Trainer – 2005

Board of Certification (BOC)

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist – 2012
National Strength and Conditioning Association

CPR/AED and First Aid Instructor – 2009
American Red Cross

CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer – 2005
American Red Cross

Previous Experience:

Assistant Director of Athletics/ Head Athletic Trainer (2007-2013)
Philadelphia University

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer (2005-2007)
James Madison University

Research Interests:

- Lower extremity risk factor analysis of adolescent females
- Core stability relationship to lower extremity injury
- Functional testing results as a means for individualized training development
- Orthotics use in correcting biomechanical inefficiencies