Gretchen Lynn Mohney

Gretchen Lynn Mohney
Program Director, Lecturer - Athletic Training
4514 Applebaum Building, Kinesiology Dept., 259 Mack Ave., Detroit MI 48201

Office Hours: All office hours by email appointment. 

(313) 577-6222


PhD (2014-Current) Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Western Michigan Unversity
MA (1999) Athletic Training, Western Michigan University
BS (1997) Sportsmedicine, Mercyhurst College 

BOC, Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
State of Michigan, Licensed Athletic Trainer (AT)
NSCA, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)




Gretchen joins the Wayne State University Masters in Athletic Training program development team, after serving as the Clinical Education Coordinator and Interim Program Director for the undergraduate athletic training program at Western Michigan University (WMU), where she taught in both the undergraduate and graduate curriculums. During her academic appointment with WMU, she concurrently served as the WMU synchronized skating team athletic trainer and strength conditioning coach, traveling with them to domestic and international competitions, while sharpening her clinical skills during the summer months with Agility Physical Therapy and Sports Performance. Additionally, she participated in the United States Olympic Committee Sports Medicine Volunteer Program, providing athletic training services to Team USA. Previous to her employment with WMU, she was employed with a multi-disciplinary sports medicine practice for 13 years, where she worked in the physical therapy and aquatic departments, while providing outreach athletic training services for the local PDL soccer team, high schools, and clubs.

As an advocate for interdisciplinary collaboration and dedication to the mission of educational athletics, she continues to serve with the Michigan High School Athletic Association, teaching various modules in sports medicine, strength and conditioning, and healthy living statewide, while serving in various leadership roles and capacities with Michigan Athletic Trainers’ Society. Gretchen is currently completing her PhD studies in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences at WMU, advancing her competence in teaching, policy, research and grant writing. She possesses a passion for living an active lifestyle, advocates for equitable access to healthcare while emphasizing the empowerment of education. Her greatest joy in her career is to assist others in attaining their goals, perhaps greater than originally thought possible. 


Research Interests

  • Injury epidemiology in olympic sports and the performing arts
  • Youth sport specialization 
  • Healthcare policy and access

Courses Taught

 Athletic Training Curriculum Classes


Strengthening the Figure Skater: Considerations for Injury Prevention and Performance.
*Mohney, G*., Miller, M., Hanson, N. 6 2017 Strength and Conditioning Journal 39 (3)

Factors Influencing Emergency Medicine Physicians' Management of Sports-related Concussions: A Community-Wide Study.
Giebel, S., Kothari, R., Koestler, A., *Mohney, G.*, Baker, R. 2011 The Journal of Emergency Medicine 41

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