Alissa Schenk joined the Florida Atlantic staff in January of 2018 as a sports medicine intern.
Schenk brings four years of athletic training experience to the program, and certifications in Graston Technique, CPR/AED, NATABOC, as well as NSCA certification in strength and conditioning, while being licensed by the state of Florida as an athletic trainer.
Schenk began her athletic training career as a student at Purdue University where she studied from the fall of 2011 through 2014. While at Purdue, she did her clinical rotation with football, wrestling and women’s basketball. Schenk spent time in the summer of 2012 in Beijing, China where she studied traditional Chinese medicinal techniques including acupuncture, cupping, massage and rehabilitation.
Upon graduation, Schenk assumed the resident athletic training position at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Florida where she provided athletic training services to middle and high school students, athletes and staff from 2014-16. She left that position for a similar position at Bishop Verot Catholic High school where she served as the school’s head athletic trainer overseeing 22 sports and was the sole person responsible for injury prevention, injury assessment, taping, modalities and documentation for over 400 athletes while also serving as a clinical preceptor for FGCU students.
Schenk moved into collegiate athletics in the summer of 2017 assuming a position at Syracuse University, where she focused her efforts with the women’s volleyball program. In January she made her return to Florida and to Florida Atlantic where she will work with track and field/cross country and with football.
Schenk earned her Bachelor of Science in Health and Kinesiology from Purdue University in May of 2014. She received her Master of Science in Medical Sciences, with a concentration in Athletic Training, in May of 2016, from the University of South Florida.