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Beer to lead education committee for Indiana Athletic Trainers Association

Jeffrey BeerJeffrey Beer, the new department chair of exercise science and athletic training at Manchester University, has been appointed to lead the Education Committee of the Indiana Athletic Trainers Association.

“I’m looking for new, updated and innovative ways to enhance the Education Committee,” he said.

A member of the Manchester faculty for nine years, he started as a head athletic trainer working clinically in football and men’s basketball and then transitioned into the role of director of undergraduate athletic training.

Raylene Rospond, MU vice president of institutional effectiveness and dean of the College of Pharmacy, Natural and Health Sciences, announced his role as department chair. She credited Beer for working with others to maintain high standards and provide visionary leadership in athletic training, as well as the department. 

An associate professor of exercise and sports sciences, his teaching specialties include kinesiology, upper extremity evaluation, administration and organization of athletic training, therapeutic modalities and rehabilitation, clinical experience and human anatomy in a laboratory setting.

Beer earned his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Ball State University, his master’s degree in sport and recreation management from Kent State University and is working on a doctorate in health and rehabilitation sciences at Indiana University.

He is a licensed and certified athletic trainer and American Red Cross professional rescuer.

The Indiana Athletic Trainers Association is dedicated to advancing the profession and empowering membership through advocacy, education, networking and innovative resources. 

Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to 1,500 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics, a Master of Athletic Training and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy.  Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at

Dec. 28, 2015