Gretchen Mohney

Gretchen  Mohney
Program Director - Athletic Training

Division of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Studies

4514 Applebaum Building

259 Mack Ave Detroit MI 48201

Office Hours:

Wednesdays 10-12pm

(313) 577-6222

Education

PhD (2018) Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Western Michigan University

MA (1999) Athletic Training, Western Michigan University

BS (1997) Sportsmedicine, Mercyhurst College 

 

 

  

 

Biography

Dr. Mohney is the Program Director for the Wayne State University (WSU) Masters in Athletic Training Program (ATP). Prior to joining the WSU AT program development team, she served as the Interim Program Director (2015-2017) and Clinical Education Coordinator (2017-2011) for Western Michigan University's undergraduate ATP, teaching in both professional and post-professional curriculums. Concurrent to her faculty appointment(s), she served as the WMU Synchronized Skating Team Athletic Trainer (AT) and Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS) (2008-2014).  During the summer months of her academic appointment(s), Dr. Mohney sharpened her clinical rehabilition skills working at Agility Physical Therapy and Sports Performance. Previous to her employment with WMU, she was employed with a multi-disciplinary sports medicine practice for 13 years, where she had various roles in the physician office(s), physical therapy and aquatic department(s), while providing outreach athletic training services to a local PDL league soccer team(s), high schools, youth sport and community clubs and/or sporting organizations. 

Valuing professional service, Dr. Mohney has participated in the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Sports Medicine Volunteer Program and has assumed a variety of roles and positions with Michigan Athletic Trainers' Society. Most recently, she has been selected as a member of the 2018-2019 U.S. Figure Skating Medical Team as a part of Team USA. 

Dr. Mohney is passionate regarding the empowerment of education, ensuring professional competence in her students, while advocating for equitable and collaborative health care. She is advocate for an active lifestyle, whose greatest joy is assisting others in obtaining their goals, sometimes, achieving more than originally thought possible.

Research Interests

  • Injury epidemiology in olympic sports and the performing arts
  • Health care policy and access

Courses Taught


 

Publications

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

150 years in the heart of Detroit