Brodeur recognized by National Athletic Trainers Association
Jennifer Brodeur enters her ninth year as an athletic trainer at the University of Massachusetts and eighth working with the football team, third as the team's head athletic trainer. Brodeur has also worked with the UMass men's lacrosse, and swimming & diving teams and was promoted to association athletic trainer in 2013.
In recognition of her success, Brodeur was named the Assistant Athletic Trainer of the Year by the National Athletic Trainers Association in June, 2013. The award is only given to one individual per year and is voted on by the College/University Athletic Trainers Committee.
Previously, Brodeur was also recognized with the 2009 Athletic Trainer Service Award at the National Athletic Trainers Association national convention in San Antonio, Texas. She was one of just 16 recipients of the annual award that recognizes NATA members for their contributions to the athletic training profession and the association. Although it is a national honor, local, state and district service is the focus of this award.
Brodeur is the president-elect of ATOM (Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts). She also directs the UMass Sports Medicine undergraduate intern program.
Brodeur came to Amherst after working for the WNBA's Connecticut Sun. Prior to the Sun, she worked as an athletic trainer at Providence College from 2001-2006, where she worked with the lacrosse team. Before Providence, she served as an athletic trainer at Fordham University from 1998-2001.
Brodeur has a bachelor's degree from Ohio University, where she graduated in 1991. She gained her master's from Austin Peay State University in Tennessee in 1993.
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