Jena Suffel

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Saurwein Health & Wellness Center


Clinical Education Coordinator

Clinical Athletic Trainer

Assistant Professor of Athletic Training and Health Sciences

Athletic Training Department, Exercise and Sport Studies Department


DHSc, A.T. Still University

MEd, Valdosta State University

BS, Wilmington College


Jena has been a certified and licensed athletic trainer since 2009 after earning her Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training at Wilmington College. She completed an Athletic Training Graduate Assistantship at Valdosta State University where she earned her Masters of Education degree in 2011. Jena completed her Doctorate of Health Science with a concentration of Education at A.T. Still University in 2019. Jena has experience with all three divisions in the NCAA as an athletic trainer and currently works with the volleyball team. She has her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification and her Corrective Exercise Specialist certification along with being a Red Cross CPR instructor. Jena is a member of the Ohio Athletic Training Association, Great Lakes Athletic Training Association and the National Athletic Training Association. She is the current chair of the GLATA Council for Early Career Athletic Trainers. On Heidelberg's Campus, she is a FARBOT, a member of the Faculty Evaluation Panel, and on the Shared Communication Committee. Jena is also an adviser for Iot a Tau Alpha Beta Gamma (Athletic Training Honorary) and the Philalethean Society. In the summers of 2014 and 2018, Jena was part of the team who taught conversational English at Tianjin University in China. In 2015, she earned Heidelberg's Aigler research grant and did a pilot study on the Functional Movement Screen. Jena was the SAAC Athletic Trainer of the Year in 2018.

She lives with her dog, Skyler in Tiffin, OH.

ATR 213 Anatomy for Orthopedic Assessment
ATR 389 Principles of Strength and Conditioning
HSC 110 Foundations of Professional Practice
HSC 490 Research Methods
HEI 101 AimHei

ATR 171 Acute Care of Injury and Illness
ATR 180 Advanced Emergency Care
ATR 252 Taping and Bracing
ATR 271 Clinical Proficiency II
ATR 350 Evaluation of Upper Extremity
ATR 372 Clinical Proficiency IV
ATR 471 Clinical Proficiency VI
ESS 101 Emergency Care
HHP 306 Nutrition


Athletic training, emergency medicine, CPR, strength and conditioning, taping/bracing, functional movement screen

Research Interests

Athletic training education, Functional Movement Screen, Personalities of patients.

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