A New Face in the Athletic Training Program
Meghan Reid, our new Assistant Program Director, has been with us now for a year. She has done a great job and fits perfectly into our athletic training family. Meghan is originally from St. Louis and went to undergrad at Truman State University. She attended graduate school at Southern Illinois, where she was a graduate assistant for the softball and swimming and diving team. After graduation she worked as a strength and conditioning coach and assistant professor for exercise physiology at Lindenwood University. She worked with the softball, swimming, field hockey, throwers, and water polo teams. She is now working at LSU and working towards obtaining her PhD. She currently teaches Biomechanics, Organization and Administration, and a Communicable Disease class. An interesting fact about Meghan is that she worked for the Disabled Athletes Sports Association (DASA) with athletes for two years. Her client base ranged in ages from 6 to 55 years of age. Some of the disabled athletes she was fortunate to work with were living active lives with conditions such as cerebral palsy, visual impairments, and amputations. What a rewarding opportunity it would be to assist those athletes reach their personal goals. She is excited to further her education here at LSU and hopes to one day serve as a Program Director and Athletic Trainer in a University setting.