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Dr. Linda Platt Meyer

Education

  • B.S: Health, Physical Education and Recreation; Athletic Training, Lock Haven State College
  • M.S.: Physical Education/Athletic Training, West Virginia University
  • Ed.D.: Educational Leadership, Duquesne University

Biography

Dr. Linda Platt Meyer, a full professor at California University of Pennsylvania, teaches a variety of courses in the online master's program in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. She is a BOC-Certified Athletic Trainer since 1983 and has her Performance Enhancement Specialist certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-PES). Further, she holds a permanent teaching certification (K-12) in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Prior to her employment at Cal U, she spent 14 years at Duquesne University as a founding faculty member in the undergraduate athletic training program. Prior to her Duquesne tenure, she spent nine years as a public school teacher and certified athletic trainer in the Shade-Central City, Bellefonte, and Somerset school districts, all in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Courses

  • Leadership and Professional Development
  • Clinical, Corporate and Industrial Wellness
  • Business and Entrepreneurship in the Fitness Industry

Affiliated Cal U Departments

  • Professor in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies
  • Advisor for face to face athletic training graduate students annually 

Publications and Research Interests

  • Presented dozens of times at international, national, district and state levels on topics related to athletic training and/or leadership
  • Published works on leadership and athletic training topics in Journal of Athletic Training and Athletic Therapy Today

Professional Affiliations

  • Inducted into the Pennsylvania Athletic Training Hall of Fame - 2013
  • Served on Pronouncements Council for the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA)
  • Served on board of directors for Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society (PATS)
  • Liaison to Special Olympics Pennsylvania
  • Served as Team Pennsylvania and Team USA's Certified Athletic Trainer for five Special Olympics World Summer and Winter Games
  • Appointed by the governor to serve on the Pennsylvania State Board of Osteopathic Medicine: 2008-2012
  • Continues to serve as a medical consultant to Special Olympics and coordinates the medical coverage for Special Olympics Pennsylvania - State Winter Games
  • Serves on the board of directors for the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial 

Academic Department(s)

  • Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies

Academic Program(s)

  • M.S. Exercise Science and Health Promotion
  • M.S. Athletic Training
  • P.M. Letter of Completion Exercise Science (all tracks)

Contact Information

Email:
meyer@calu.edu

Phone:
814-442-6843

Office:
Keystone Hall 141