Jena Suffel

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 Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training at Wilmington College. She completed an Athletic Training Graduate Assistantship at Valdosta State University, earning her Master of Education degree in 2011. Jena completed her Doctorate of Health Science with a concentration in 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 wrestling 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 Ohio Athletic Training Association Treasurer.

On Heidelberg's Campus, she is a Pre-Health Advisor, Faculty Marshall, Parliamentarian, Faculty Evaluation Panel, and the Strategic Budgeting Committee member. 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 513: Advanced Anatomy for Orthopedic Assessment
ATR 552: Taping and Bracing
ATR 570: Clinical Proficiencies I
ATR 572: Clinical Proficiencies II
ATR 580: Advanced Emergency Care
ATR 595: Advanced Professional Practice
ATR 601: BOC Prep
HSC 213: Anatomy for Orthopedic Assessment
HSC 370: Internship
HEI 101: Advise/Inspire Mentor I
HEI 102: Advise/Inspire Mentor II

HYPE Session: True Colors


Athletic training, emergency medicine, CPR, strength and conditioning, orthopedic anatomy, functional movement screen

Research Interests

Athletic training education

Jena Suffel
Jena Suffel
Saurwein Health & Wellness Center 217
(419) 448-2008
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