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David Berry, PhD, MHA, ATC
Education Coordinator Term: 2024 - 2026


Dr. David C. Berry is a licensed athletic trainer with 30 years of clinical and higher education experience. As a Professor of Kinesiology at Saginaw Valley State University, David teaches courses in rehabilitation medicine and prehospital emergency management. He has published, lectured, and developed interprofessional lectures/labs at the state, regional, and national levels for athletic trainers and healthcare professionals on numerous topics, including prehospital medicine, aquatic therapy, and healthcare leadership. He has co-authored several textbooks, including Emergency Response Management for Athletic Trainers and Joint Mobilizations: A Cram Session


David is actively involved with the American Red Cross (17 yrs) and American Heart Association (6 yrs), interacting with physicians, nurses, and midlevel providers to examine the scientific research in areas of first aid (lay, professional providers). This interprofessional research shapes first aid training across multiple levels in the US and internationally, including the profession of Athletic Training. He serves as the Michigan Athletic Trainers' Society Treasurer, NATA Foundation Free Communication Peer Reviewer, and GLATA Education Committee Chair (2 yrs).


David is a Fellow of the National Academy of Practice-Athletic Training and holds a BS in Health Education, a Master of Arts from Sacred Heart University, a Master of Physical Education/Athletic training from Western Michigan University, a Master in Health Administration from Saginaw Valley State University, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Ohio University.

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