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Tracey Covassin, AT, PhD, ATC

Dr. Tracey Covassin joined MSU's College of Education in the Fall 2005 from Shippensburg University, where she was an assistant professor of Exercise Science. Dr. Covassin serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and as a certified athletic trainer within the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Her research focuses on neuropsychological impairments of concussions and epidemiology of sports injuries. She most recently served as the project coordinator of the Philadelphia Sports Concussion Project, and was a National Athletic Trainers Association Foundation Student Research Award Finalist in 2004. Dr. Covassin earned her PhD from Temple University in 2003. Presently, Dr. Covassin is involved as the Undergraduate Athletic Training Educational Program Director in conjunction with her ongoing research projects. Tracey was honored in June 2016 by the National Athletic Trainers' Associationwith the "Fellow Award" recognizing achievement in research and/or education combined with service to the profession. Only the most accomplished scholars in the athletic training profession earn this distinction and are allowed to use the prestigious designation of "FNATA."