New Faculty – Hannah Harnar

Hannah Harnar is the newest member of the Health and Human Performance Department within the College of Education at West Liberty University. She is currently an instructor of athletic training and an assistant athletic trainer.

As of the beginning of the fall 2013 semester, Harnar is teaching Taping and Bracing, and plans to tackle a larger course load in the spring of 2014. She is also the athletic trainer for women’s soccer and women’s basketball, and will be working with the tennis teams in the spring.

Harnar explained that West Liberty University piqued her interest for many reasons. She said, “I felt that this program provided an opportunity for me to develop professionally and allowed for me to be involved with students. Higher education is one of my passions, and I want to continue to contribute to the athletic training profession through being an instructor.”

She is also excited to be a part of the Athletic Training Education Program as the program pursues becoming a member of the Commision on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), which is the national accrediting body for athletic training education.

Harnar received her Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training form the University of Mount Union and her Masters in Exercise Physiology and Athletic training from Kent State University. She has been exposed to a variety of sports during her educational career, including soccer, softball, track and field, and football, which all adds to the clinical aspect she brings to the table at West Liberty University.

By Caitlyn Johnson