Melissa Sorrells, MS, ATC, LAT, OTC

ACI

High School Affiliate

Position

: University High School

Undergrad

:

LSU

(2007)

Masters

:

LSU

(2009)

Hometown

:

Slidell

, LA

Phone

: (985) 502-4297

Email

:

msorre2@tigers.lsu.edu

In the summer of 2009 Melissa

Sorrells

was hired on by University Laboratory High School to be a full time Head Certified Athletic Trainer. At University High,

Sorrells

oversees both

LSU

Athletic Training Students as well as

UHS

Athletic Training Students. Additionally, she teaches Sports Medicine and Health courses as a part of her duties at University High School and is the director of the Sports medicine Program.

Sorrells

completed both her Master's and Bachelor's Degrees at Louisiana State University. As a Certified Graduate Assistant,

Sorrells

acted as the sole Certified Athletic Trainer at University High School for two years while studying to obtain a Master's of Science in Sports Management within the

Kinesiology

Department.

In her undergraduate years,

Sorrells

completed a Bachelor's of Science in

Kinesiology

with a concentration in Athletic Training while working with

LSU's

Gymnastics, Softball, and Football programs.

Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in Exercise Physiology, and is focusing her research on

Elbow

/

UCL

injuries in secondary baseball pitchers.

In addition to her role at University High School,

Sorrells

also operates as a

Physician's

Extender under

LSU

Head Team Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Brent

Bankston

, where she assists in the daily operation of the Baton Rouge Orthopedic Clinic.

Sorrells

serves as the Sports Medicine Chair for

LAHPERD

, the Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.

Melissa has one son, Tyler.