Athletic Training
Katie Arnold
Director of Athletic Training
Kelli Polizzi
Head Athletic Trainer
Megan Bynum
Clinical Education Coordinator
LaKeisha Fair
Assistant Athletic Trainer/Instructor
Tyler Bennett
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Adam Braunecker
Graduate Assistant
Bre Cameron
Graduate Assistant
Sara Farris
Graduate Assistant
Logan Koch
Graduate Assistant
Jennefer Torres
Graduate Assistant
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Katie Arnold

Katie Arnold

Director of Athletic Training

Phone (615) 547-1334
Email karnold@cumberland.edu

Katie Arnold begins her fifth year as the Athletic Training (AT) Program Director and her 11th year overall at Cumberland University. She added Director of Athletic Training to her title during the summer of 2016 as well. Arnold has served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer, assistant athletic trainer, Interim Head Athletic Trainer/AT Program Director and AT Program Director at her alma mater.

In her current role, Arnold is responsible for maintaining Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accreditation, increasing academic rigor, and recruiting and overseeing the growth of the Athletic Training Program. In addition to her administrative duties, she also instructs several courses within the program and Health and Human Performance (HHP) curriculums.

Arnold worked with the wrestling program at CU from 2006-13 and served as the athletic trainer for men's and women's tennis and men's soccer from 2009-13. During her tenure she also worked with the football and men's and women's golf programs (2008-09).

Prior to becoming the Athletic Training Program Director, the Jacksboro, Tenn., native earned both her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Cumberland University. She has a bachelor’s in Physical Education with an emphasis in Athletic Training (2006) and a master’s in Education (2008). Currently, she is writing her dissertation in completion of her Doctorate in Health Education.