Paul Alvarez, Ph.D., ATC, now in his 25th year as professor, is Director of the university’s Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP). Certified Athletic Trainers are allied health professionals recognized by the American Medical Association as being uniquely qualified to provide health care to active individuals. The Athletic Training Major prepares students to become Certified Athletic … Read More

Julie Smith is Assistant Director of Athletics at the University of La Verne and is also head softball coach. Smith was the starting second baseman on the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team that captured the gold medal in Atlanta. She also was a member of two World Championship teams and three Pan American squads that earned gold … Read More

Dr. Megan Granquist, an expert in the psychosocial aspects of sports injury and rehabilitation, is an assistant professor for the Department of Movement and Sport Science at University of La Verne. Internationally known, she is currently co-authoring a textbook titled Psychosocial Strategies for Athletic Training. Granquist has been published in the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation and currently … Read More