Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Master of Athletic Training


Mark Huntington

Mark Huntington, PED, ATC, PT
Dean for Natural and Health Sciences
Program Director for Graduate Athletic Training Education
Professor of Exercise Science and Athletic Training
Office:  Science Center 210
Phone:  (260) 982-5033
At Manchester since:  1984
Education:  Manchester College, 1976 (B.S.); Boston University, 1979 (M.S.); Indiana University, 1994 (P.E.D.)
Graduate Research Area: Human Anatomy Education
Courses Taught: 
Human Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Human Performance Research
Current Research Interests: 
Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries, Physical Fitness Levels of College Students
Memberships & Affiliations: 
National Athletic Trainers’ Association  

Jeff Beer

Associate Professor of Exercise Science and Athletic Training
Undergraduate Director of Athletic Training Education
Office:  PERC 214C
Phone:  (260) 982-5381
At Manchester since:  2006
Education:  Ball State University, 2000 (B.S.); Kent State University, 2002 (M.A.)
Graduate Research Area:  Acute Effects of Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (SASTM) on Lower Extremity Flexibility, Isokinetic and Isometric Strength.
Courses Taught:  Upper Extremity Evaluation, Therapeutic Modalities, Therapeutic Rehabilitation, Administration in Health Care, Clinical Experience, Courses, Functional Kinesiology
Current Research Interests:  Myofascial Techniques
Memberships & Affiliations:  NATA, IATA, GLATA, IAPHERD

Erin Foreman

Erin Foreman, MS, LAT, ATC
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Athletic Training
Head Athletic Trainer
Senior Women Administrator (SWA)
Office:  PERC 124A
Phone:  (260) 982-5945
At Manchester since:  2006
Education:  Ball State University, 2004 (B.S. Athletic Training), West Virginia University, 2006 (M.S. Advanced Athletic Training)
Graduate Research Area:  Burnout in Athletic Training
Courses Taught:  Injury and Illness Prevention, Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, Lower Extremity Evaluation, Topics in Athletic Training
Current Research Interests:  Insite Technology in Football Helmets in the Use of Concussion Prevention.
Memberships & Affiliations:  NATA, IATA, GLATA

Zach Dougal
Zach Dougal

Associate Professor of Exercise Science and Athletic Training
Clinical Education Coordinator
Office:  PERC 124D
Phone:  (260) 982-5124
At Manchester since:  2007
Education:  Ball State University, 2004 (B.S. Athletic Training); Western Michigan University, 2007 (M.A. Physical Education with Athletic Administration Emphasis); Indiana State University, 2018 (DAT).
Courses Taught:  Human Physiology, Principles of Nutrition, Injury and Illness Prevention, Medical Considerations, Graduate and Undergraduate Research Methods, Graduate and Undergraduate Clinical Modules/Experiences.
Current Research Interests:  Concussions and Athletic Training Education
Memberships & Affiliations:  National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA), Great Lakes Athletic Trainer’s Association (GLATA), Indiana Athletic Trainer’s Association (IATA), Concussion Legacy Foundations’ Team Up Against Concussions.

Jim Brumbaugh-Smith

Jim Brumbaugh-Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics 
Office:  SCIC 120
Phone: (260) 982-5011
At Manchester since:  1992-95, 1997
Education:  Manchester College, 1984 (B.S. Mathematics and Computer Science); Clemson University, 1985 (M.S. Mathematical Sciences); Clemson University, 2000 (Ph.D. Mathematical Sciences)
Graduate Research Area:  Operations Research
Courses Taught:  Statistics, Data Structures, Operations Research
Current Research Interests:  Network Models & Simulation