University of Evansville

Athletic Training

UE’s athletic training program gives students hands-on experience with NCAA Division I athletic programs from their first week on campus!

Faculty and Staff

Jeff Tilly

Mr. Jeff Tilly

Assistant Professor/Athletic Training/School of Public Health
Graves Hall 217
812-488-1054

Jeff has been the undergraduate athletic training education program director since 2003. Responsibilities include the day to day management of the undergraduate major in athletic trainer and maintaining standards set by the Commission on Accreditation of| Athletic Training Education. Prior to that, he served as an assistant athletic trainer for UE’s men’s and women’s soccer program as well as the men’s basketball team from 1996 – 2002 at UE. Jeff holds a master of exercise and sport science from the University of Florida and an undergraduate degree in kinesiology from Indiana University.

Terry Collins

Mr. Terry Collins

Head Athletic Trainer/School of Public Health
Carson Center 131
812-488-2375

Terry is a Certified Athletic Trainer and a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association. He is state licensed as an athletic trainer in the State of Indiana and a member of the Indiana Athletic Trainers Association. He was a member of the host| committee for District 4 of the NATA spring convention when Evansville was the hosting city. He has presented at the NATA National Convention and Symposia. Terry is a 1982 graduate of the University of Evansville and has been at UE as an ATC since 1987.

Troy Coppus

Mr. Troy Coppus

Assistant Athletic Trainer/School of Public Health
Carson Center 131
812-488-2202

Troy begins his eighth year at the University of Evansville in 2014-15. He is an instructor in the School ofr Public Health and ssistant athletic trainer in the athletic department. In his role as an instructor, he teaches courses and is a preceptor| in the Athletic Training Education Program and teaches CPR/AED and first aid courses. His clinical responsibilities as assistant athletic trainer include women's soccer, men's basketball, and women's tennis. Prior to UE, Troy spent one year as assistant athletic trainer and instructor at the University of North Carolina Asheville. While there, he served as the staff athletic trainer for women's soccer, men's basketball, and men's tennis. He served as an instructor in the health and wellness promotion department at UNCA and functioned as an approved clinical instructor for Western Carolina University's ATEP. Troy earned his Master of Science in Sport Studies in May 2006 from High Point University in High Point, North Carolina. While obtaining his master's degree, he was a graduate assistant athletic trainer, assisting in coverage of all 16 sports at High Point University. He was a guest lecturer in multiple exercise and sport science department courses, as well as an instructor for a physical education course.sity in Ada, OH. He has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since June 2004, and a certified NSCA Strength & Conditioning Specialist since December 2004.

Kathy Liu

Dr. Kathy Liu

Assistant Professor/Athletic Training and Exercise and Sport Science/School of Public Health
812-488-2284

Kathy Liu joined the School of Public Health in 2012. She teaches Human Anatomy and Physiology. Dr. Liu received her PhD from the University of Delaware in biomechanics and movement sciences, her master’s degree from the |University of Northern Colorado in biomechanics and her bachelor’s degree from Washburn University in athletic training. Her research interests include chronic ankle instability, injury prevention of the lower extremities, and musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging in a sports medicine setting.

Christina Schmidgall

Ms. Christina Schmidgall

Assistant Athletic Trainer/School of Public Health
812-488-2640

Christina Schmidgall graduated from the University of Evansville in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. She received her master’s degree | from the University of Florida in 2013. She is a Certified Athletic Trainer and a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. She is an instructor in the School of Public Health and an assistant athletic trainer in the athletic department. Her clinical responsibilities as an athletic trainer include women’s basketball, volleyball, and tennis. While at the University of Florida, Christina worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer, assisting in the coverage of the nationally-ranked women's tennis team and women's basketball team.