Franklin College has named Tiffany Franklin, EdD, LAT, ATC, as program director for the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) studies. The program holds the distinction of being the college’s first ever master’s degree program, founded in 2015. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association, the largest regional accreditor of higher education in the country, and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). A degree from a CAATE accredited program is necessary for students to be eligible for board certification.
“I’m delighted to welcome Dr. Tiffany Franklin back to our campus community as program director for the Master of Science in Athletic Training program,” said Kristin Flora, acting vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. “She returns to her alma mater with a wealth of knowledge and experience, as well as a passion for diversifying the field of athletic training. We are confident she will take the program to the next level.”
Franklin, a native of Indianapolis and a 2007 graduate of the Franklin College athletic training program, furthered her education at Ball State University where she earned a master’s degree in exercise science and sport performance. She also served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer with the women’s volleyball and track and field teams for the Cardinals. She served as an assistant athletic trainer at Butler University and the athletic trainer at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis. Franklin was the sports medicine coordinator and physician extender with Community Health Network Sports Medicine in Indianapolis, receiving the organization’s Employee of the Year award in 2013. During this time she also assisted the Indy Eleven and Indy Fuel teams with sports medicine services.
Most recently, Franklin earned her doctorate of education in leadership from Spalding University. While at Spalding, she served as the clinical education coordinator and assistant professor for the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program. Franklin received the District 9 Chuck and Patty Kimmel Research Scholarship Award for her doctorate studies and she received a grant from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee to focus on improving diversity in the athletic training profession. She also received the Spalding University MSAT Teaching Excellence Award in 2018.
“I am very honored and humbled for the opportunity to serve as the program director for the Master of Science in Athletic Training program,” said Franklin. “I have always hoped to come back to Franklin College in some capacity. Because this program provided opportunities for me to grow as a person and a professional, I feel like I know have the opportunity and a calling to give back to the college and future athletic training students. I truly believe I would not be where I am today without the experience I had here as a student many years ago.”
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POSTED Sep 1, 2020