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Danelle Smith

Experience and Interests

Teaching Experience

  • Associate Lecturer/Athletic Training Graduate Faculty, UW-Stevens Point (2012-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Athletic Training Education Program, Buena Vista University, IA (2002-2012)
  • Instructor, Athletic Training and Human Services Dept., University of Evansville, IN (1999-2002)
  • Instructor, Physical Education and Sports Medicine Departments, Dakota Wesleyan University, SD (1997-1999)

Research Interests

  • Clinical Preceptor Education in Athletic Training
  • Functional Movement in Rehabilitation
  • Peripheral Vision Training with Concussion Injuries



  • Member, Departmental Review Subcommittee (2016-present)
  • Academic Staff Award Committee (2020-present)
  • Tech Select Faculty, 2012-2013

Professional Involvement

  • National Athletic Training Association Annual Symposium Attendee (1994-present)
  • Board of Directors NW Representative, Wisconsin Athletic Training Association (2014-2020)
  • Athletic Training Clinical Instructor Educator Certification (2003-present)
  • BOC Examiner (2001-2007)

Fun Facts

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

Veterinarian or a Forrest Ranger- at different times!

Favorite Quote?

At the moment of conviction the world conspires to assist you.

One thing about your school that you are most proud of?

The Athletic Training Education program works hard to provide valuable and unique opportunities to students to help guide them in reaching their career goals. Student needs are first. There is a specific desire to guide students without making them all fit a specific mold.

A piece of advice for students in your school?

Don’t ever feel like you can not speak to a faculty or staff member about a concern or question. We want to be able to help you succeed, and we will try to do that but can only help if students speak about the things they are concerned about.

Danelle Smith
Graduate Faculty - Athletic Training
Clinical Coordinator - Athletic Training
Associate Lecturer - Health Science

B131 Science Building


M.A. in Athletic Training
Western Michigan University, 1996

B.S. in Physical Education with minors in Athletic Training and Health Education
UW-Oshkosh, 1994


Introduction to Athletic Training
Special Work (Independent Study)
Therapeutic Interventions
Clinical Education II
Exercise Prescription for Health Care Professions