Faculty

Athletic Training

Celest WeuveCelest Weuve, PhD, ATC, LAT
Associate Professor, Master of Athletic Training Program
Director, Master of Athletic Training Program
Chair, Department of Allied Health

Email: cweuv2@uis.edu
Office: SLB 16B
Phone: (217) 206-8414
Mail Stop: SLB 16

 


Dr. Weuve’s Biography

Born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, Dr. Weuve grew up playing sports. In college, she took that love of sports and decided to pursue a career in athletic training. She earned her bachelor’s degree in athletic training from the Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, in 1995; her master’s degree in health science from Springfield College, in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1998; and her doctorate in athletic training from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, in Provo, Utah, in 2012.

Dr. Weuve always knew she wanted to teach, so after working as an athletic trainer in Georgia and Alabama, Dr. Weuve moved to Louisiana and started teaching athletic training at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, where she fell in love with Cajun food and matured as an educator. After 9 years in Louisiana, Dr. Weuve moved on to the beautiful mountains of Tennessee and gained experience as the Chair of the Department of Athletic Training and Director of the Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training at Lincoln Memorial University.

In August 2016, Dr. Weuve came to UIS to help create the Master of Athletic Training Program, which will begin accepting student in the Summer of 2018. In addition to serving as the Director of the Master of Athletic Training Program, she also serves as Chair of the Department of Allied Health.  Her interests include athletic injury diagnosis, general medical evaluation, workplace environments, and pedagogy.

 

Dr. Weuve’s Publications

  • Pitney WA, Weuve C, Mazerolle SM. The Experiences and Perceptions of Workplace Bullying Among Athletic Trainers in the Secondary School Setting. J Athl Train. 2016;51(10):000-000.
  • Mazerolle SM, Pitney WA, Weuve C. Workplace Bullying in Athletic Training. In: Mazerolle SM, Pitney WA, eds. Workplace Concepts for Athletic Trainers. Indianapolis, IN: Slack Inc. (Published November 2015)
  • Weuve C, Pitney WA, Martin M, Mazerolle SM. Experiences with Workplace Bullying Among Athletic Trainers in the Collegiate Setting. J Athl Train. 2014;49(5):696–705.
  • Weuve C, Pitney WA, Martin M, Mazerolle SM. Perceptions of Workplace Bullying Among Athletic Trainers in the Collegiate Setting. J Athl Train. 2014;49(5):706–718.
  • Weuve C, Mazerolle SM, Pitney WA, Martin M. A review of workplace bullying with implications for athletic training occupational and educational settings. Int J Athl Ther Train. 2013;18(5):10-16.
  • Weuve C, Martin M, White G. Criminal Background Checks: Part One – Implications on Employment. Athletic Therapy Today. 2008;13(5):23-26.
  • Weuve C, Martin M, White G. Criminal Background Checks: Part Two – Implications for Education. Athletic Therapy Today. 2008;13(5):27-30

 

 

Alan Freedman, MEd, ATC, LAT
Instructor, Master of Athletic Training Program
Coordinator of Clinical Education, Master of Athletic Training Program

Email: afree5@uis.edu
Office: SLB 109
Phone: (217) 206-8617
Mail Stop: SLB 16

 


 

 

 

 

Misty Sax, PhD, ATC, LAT
Assistant Professor, Master of Athletic Training Program

Email: msax2@uis.edu
Office: SLB 16F
Phone: (217) 206-7550
Mail Stop: SLB 16

 


Dr. Misty Sax grew up “traveling” the United States. Born in Kansas City, MO she proceeded to live in Fresno, California, Cincinnati, Ohio, Fairfax, Virginia, Dallas, Texas and then back to Kansas City, Kansas. Five high schools in four years! College would also involve some travel. Dr. Sax achieved her Bachelor’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Exercise Science from Virginia Tech in 1996, her Master’s degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Oregon in 1998, and in 2017 completed her Doctoral degree in Athletic Training from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah.

Dr. Sax began her professional clinical career in Hagerstown, Maryland in 1998 as the Head Athletic Trainer at Hagerstown Community College via a clinical outreach program. In 2000, she spent a year practicing at Fairfax County Public Schools in Fairfax, VA and finally settled in Glen Burnie, MD where she accepted the position as Head Athletic Trainer at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC). She spent fifteen years at AACC not only as the Head Athletic Trainer, but also as an adjunct faculty member in the Health, Exercise and Wellness Department.  In 2016, after a satisfying clinical career, Dr. Sax turner her attention to her desire to educate a new generation of Athletic Trainers, and accepted a position as a member of the Masters of Athletic Training faculty at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina.

Dr. Sax has now joined the faculty of the University of Illinois-Springfield, and is a proud member of the Master of Athletic Training program. Dr. Sax’s research interests include return-to-learning post-concussion and the role of the Athletic Trainer, Upper body strength training programs and the impact they can have on concussion severity in women’s soccer, and the Psychosocial impact of pandemic conditions on student-athletes.