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



PhD (2018) Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Western Michigan University

MA (1999) Athletic Training, Western Michigan University

BS (1997) Sportsmedicine, Mercyhurst College 






Dr. Mohney is the Program Director for the Wayne State University (WSU) Masters of Science in Athletic Training Program. Prior to joining the WSU AT program development team, she served as the Interim Program Director (2015-2017) and Clinical Education Coordinator (2011-2015) 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 provided care in the clinical environment with 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 assumed various roles and responsibilities in the physician's office, physical therapy, and aquatic department(s). Additionally, she provided patient care and sports medicine education to 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  assumed a variety of roles and positions with Michigan Athletic Trainers' Society. Most recently, she has been selected as a member of the U.S. Figure Skating Medical Team and provides care to Team USA athletes during international competition(s).

Dr. Mohney is passionate regarding the empowerment of education, ensuring professional competence in her students, while advocating for equitable and collaborative healthcare. She is advocate for an active lifestyle, whose greatest joy is assisting others in obtaining their goals.

Research Interests

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

Courses Taught

ATR 5110 Pathophysiology of Sports Injuries

ATR 5149 Pre-Season Integrative Experience I

ATR 5125 Orthopedic Assessement

ATR 5151 Therapeutic Interventions II

ATR 5215 Medical and Pharmacologic Interventions

ATR 5225 Organization and Administration in Athletic Training

ATR 5230 Transition to Practice


  • Mohney, G., Miller, M., Hanson, N. (2017, June) Strengthening the Figure Skater: Considerations for Injury Prevention and Performance. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 39(3), 58-65.
  • Giebel, S., Kothari, R., Koestner, A., Mohney, G., Baker, R. (2011).  Factors Influencing Emergency Medicine Physicians’ Management of Sports-related Concussions: A Community-wide Study. The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 41, 649-654.