Athletic Training

Faculty & Staff

Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Jayne Ellinger, PhD ATC
Program Director, BS in Athletic Training Program
Associate Professor of Health Professions

Jamie Ghigiarelli, PhD, CSCS, ISSN
Associate Professor of Health Professions

Adam Gonzalez, PhD, CSCS
Assistant Professor of Health Professions

Kristin LoNigro, MSEd, ATC
Clinical Education Coordinator, BS in Athletic Training Program
Instructor of Health Professions

Katie Sell, PhD, CSCS, ACSM-HFS
Associate Professor of Health Professions


Adjunct Faculty

Grace Catala, DHSC, ATC
Hofstra University
Adjunct Assistant Professor

John Cavanaugh, MEd, PT, ATC
Senior Physical Therapist/Clinical Education Coordinator
Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center
Hospital for Special Surgery

Randy Cohn, MD
Athletic Training Program Medical Director
Northwell Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Robert Di Monda, MS, ATC, EMT-B
Hofstra University
Assistant Athletic Trainer

Carol Fiore, RPAC, MSEd, ATC
Weill Cornell Medicine
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Instructor of Physician Assistant Studies in Surgery

Jessica Hettler, PT, DPT, ATC, Cert MDT, SCS
Board Certified Clinical Specialist
Sports Physical Therapy
Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center
Hospital for Special Surgery

Cristina Leek, MSPT
Orthology Physical Therapy
Physical Therapist

Nicholas Mancini, MS, ATC, CSCS
Teleflex Medical
Surgical Sales Representative

Christopher Napoli, MS, ATC
Winthrop University Hospital

 

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Preceptors

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education defines a Preceptor as a certified/licensed professional who teaches and evaluates students in a clinical setting using an actual patient base.  The qualifications and responsibilities of a Preceptor are as follows:

Preceptor Qualifications:

Athletic training clinical experiences are supervised by a preceptor who is an athletic trainer or a physician.

Preceptors are health care providers whose experience and qualifications include the following:

  • Licensure as a health care provider, credentialed by the state in which they practice
  • BOC certification in good standing and state credential for preceptors who are solely credentialed as athletic trainers
  • Planned and ongoing education for their role as a preceptor
  • Contemporary expertise

Preceptors function to supervise, instruct, and mentor students during clinical education in accordance with the program’s policies and procedures. Preceptors who are athletic trainers or physicians assess students’ abilities to meet the curricular content standards.

Preceptor Responsibilities:

  • Supervise students during clinical education
  • Provide instruction and assessment of the current knowledge, skills, and clinical abilities designated by the Commission
  • Provide instruction and opportunities for the student to develop clinical integration proficiencies, communication skills and clinical decision-making during actual patient/client care
  • Provide assessment of athletic training students’ clinical integration proficiencies, communication skills and clinical decision-making during actual patient/client care;
  • Facilitate the clinical integration of skills, knowledge, and evidence regarding the practice of athletic training
  • Demonstrate understanding of and compliance with the program's policies and procedures

If you are interested in serving as a Preceptor then please contact Kristin LoNigro” please hyperlink her name to her email address: Kristin.lonigro@hofstra.edu.