Dan MartinDan Martin, EdD, ATC/R:

Dr. Martin is Professor of Exercise Science and Athletic Training, and serves as Chair of the Department and director of the Master of Science Degree in Athletic Training. This is his fifth year at WVWC having spent 28 years at Marshall University and four years at Catholic University. Dr. Martin has served as an athletic trainer at all levels from scholastic teams, college teams, professional teams as well as professional dance companies. He has received numerous awards including Marshall University Sports Medicine Hall of Fame and Athletic Trainer of the year, and has made over 100 presentations at a variety of professional conferences. He is a 25 year charter member of the WV Secondary Schools Activities Commission Sports Medicine Advisory Board and is very concerned about placing a certified athletic trainer (ATC) into every high school in West Virginia. His research interests include high school athletic trainer coverage as well as cardiovascular changes in aerobic conditioning.

Greg Bradley-PopovichGreg Bradley-Popovich, DPT:

Dr. Bradley-Popovich completed a bachelor’s in Biology at Fairmont State University as well as dual Master’s degrees in Exercise Physiology and Human Nutrition from WV University. His Doctor of Physical Therapy degree was awarded with honors from Creighton University in Nebraska. “Dr. Greg” has published articles on a variety of topics, especially those related to strength training, dietary supplements, and spinal dysfunction. He is a freelance fitness writer, nutrition consultant, and practicing physical therapist. He joined West Virginia Wesleyan as Assistant Professor of Exercise Science & Athletic Training and Director of the Applied Health & Human Performance Laboratory in fall of 2008.

Rae EmrickRae Emrick, MS, ATC, CSCS:

Professor Emrick is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction from West Virginia University and holds a Master of Science in Health and Physical Education from Marshall University. Her undergraduate degree in Sports Medicine is from West Virginia Wesleyan. During her tenure at Wesleyan, Rae has worked as an athletic trainer with many Bobcat athletic teams and served as a clinical instructor for athletic training students. In the fall of 2007, Rae assumed the role as Program Director of the Athletic Training Program. Rae has taught courses at Wesleyan since the fall of 1997 in a variety of subject areas: athletic training (BSAT and MSAT), exercise science, anatomy and physiology, health and physical education general education and courses within the freshman seminar program.

Scott Benson StreetScott Benson Street, MS, ATC:

Professor Street is entering his fifth year at West Virginia Wesleyan. The Chillicothe, Ohio native is a 2004 graduate of Ohio Northern University, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training and Spanish. Scott also holds a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from Marshall University (2006) and is currently enrolled at West Virginia University, working on a Doctor of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Prior to joining the faculty at WV Wesleyan, Street spent three seasons with the Chillicothe Paints, then an independent professional baseball team. Following this, he joined the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as an athletic trainer and was assigned to sport coverage at Sto-Rox HS. Street’s research/rehabilitation interest is aquatic therapy. He is also the head athletic trainer for the Bobcat men’s soccer team.

Drew MasonDrew Mason:

Professor Mason is a WV Wesleyan graduate of the Athletic Training program. He obtained his MS in Health and Physical Education with emphasis on Athletic Training from Marshall University. His professional experience includes working in physical therapy clinics, high schools with athletic training coverage, professional wrestling athletic training coverage with World Wrestling Entertainment, and he serves as Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Athletic Training at Wesleyan. He further serves as clinical coordinator of the Athletic Training Education Program. He currently serves on the WVATA executive board.

Christopher Swart, Ph.D., M.S.:


Dr. Swart joins WVWC in the Exercise Science and Athletic Training program. Born and raised in Massachusetts he attended Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, MA where he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Specializing in Strength and Conditioning during his Master’s degree, he began working as a strength coach for three different Division I athletic programs. During that time he worked with high school, collegiate and professional levels athletes specializing in working with football. Following his tenure as a strength coach he went on and received his PhD at Springfield College in Springfield, MA specializing in Exercise Physiology. In addition to his role as a professor, he will also be assisting in the management of the Human Performance Laboratory.

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