Clinical Education Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Athletic Training and Health Sciences, Clinical Athletic Trainer
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 and the Treasurer for the Ohio Athletic Training Association.
On Heidelberg's Campus, she is a Faculty Advising Fellow (co-coordinator for pre-health advising), a Faculty Marshall, Parliamentarian, a member of the Faculty Evaluation Panel, and a member of the Strategic Budgeting Committee. Jena is also an adviser for 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 580:Advanced Emergency Care
HYPE Session: True Colors
Athletic training, emergency medicine, CPR, strength and conditioning, orthopedic anatomy, functional movement screen
Athletic training education
Saurwein Health & Wellness Center 217
jsuffel [at] heidelberg.edu