|Title:||Assistant Athletics Trainer|
Brandi Ross joined the athletic training staff at the end of September 2011 and will work primarily with men’s soccer and track and field. She most recently comes from the University of California at Davis where she was an assistant athletic trainer, working with women’s volleyball and softball. Her first two years also involved working with track and field. While at Southern Oregon University, Brandi spent time as both an athletic trainer and lecturer. She taught Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries I and II and introduced a women’s self-defense program to the department. Prior to that, she was the head athletic trainer at Konawaena High School on the Big Island of Hawaii.
She received her master's degree in exercise science and health promotion with an emphasis in rehabilitation from the California University of Pennsylvania. In October 2006, she published an article in BioMechanics Magazine entitled "Proprioceptive exercises balance ankle stability and activity". She is looking to start writing more articles in the near future. She received her bachelor's degree in biology in 1995 from the University of Hawaii at Hilo where she played softball. She finished her athletic training studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she worked with football and baseball.
Brandi feels that continuing education is an extremely important part of athletic training and is always looking for interesting topics to study and review. She has continued her education to become certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Corrective Exercise Specialist and as a Performance Enhancement Specialist. She has furthered her education by attending courses in GRASTON technique, Kinesiotaping and looks to add more advanced courses in the coming years. She is also a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), Far West Athletic Trainers Association (FWATA) and the California Athletic Trainers Association (CATA).
In her spare time, Brandi enjoys martial arts, bike riding and cooking.