Athletic Training Student Stories

See what current students and alumni are doing with their degrees in athletic training from California University of Pennsylvania.

Kevin Melanson, an athelitc trainer degre online poses with a hatian patient.

Kevin Melanson '09


“Find you interest and find a way to incorporate that into your life,” Melanson advises. “Take advantage of classes. Don’t just complete an assignment for a grade. Be open to new experiences; you never know where they might lead."

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Athletic Trainer student Mario Gencarelli poses for a photo.

Mario Gencarelli '17


“All I had was the idea, the goal and the reason why I was researching this," Gencarelli adds. “These guys all have workloads of their own, but they put in endless hours to build something that’s the first of its kind. They’re really sharp.”

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Athletic Training alum goes to Super Bowl.

Steven Labate '12


“That’s why I came to Cal U for athletic training. That’s why we work 14- or 15-hour days for seven months. It’s every athletic trainer’s dream to get to the Super Bowl. It was everything I’d ever wanted.”

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Gordon williams works in the NFL as an athletic trainer from Cal U.

 Gordon William '06


Athletic training graduate Gordon William '06 has built his career with the National Football League. He was employed with the Philadelphia Eagles from 2006-2009 and now is an assistant athletic trainer with the Cleveland Browns. 

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