Associate Professor

Phone: 304-293-0870
Office Location: PAS 201
Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday: 1-2 pm; Thursday: 11 am - Noon; Friday: 10-11 am
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Professional Highlights

  • Main passion and research focus is on lower extremity overuse and chronic musculoskeletal injuries affecting tendon, ligament, muscle and bone in regard to healing and rehabilitation
  • Guest reviewer for several athletic training and medical journals as well as an editorial board member for the Athletic Training Education Journal
  • A BOC certified Athletic Trainer and Graston Technique M1 Certified Instructor

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Health and Physical Education, University of Kansas
  • M.S., Physical Education, Indiana State University
  • B.S., Health and Physical Education, Kent State University

Committees and Memberships

  • American Allicance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
  • National Athletic Traners' Association (NATA)
  • West Virginia Athletic Traners' Association (WVATA)
  • American College of Sports Medicince (ACSM)

Research Interests

  • Tissue biomechanics
  • Healing of chronic soft tissue injuries
  • Rehabilitation
  • Evidence based athletic training

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Michelle Sandrey completed a BS degree in health and physical education with a minor in secondary education from Kent State University. She went on to teach and coach basketball on the secondary level. Realizing that her true interests were in the allied health profession and medical field and that she would rather evaluate and rehabilitate athletic injuries, she earned a physical education degree specializing in athletic training from Indiana State University. 

Upon completion of that degree, she passed the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (BOC) exam to obtain BOC certification in athletic training. Sandrey worked several clinical positions in athletic training at the collegiate level with Oberlin College, University of Northern Iowa and Kansas State University and high school level. Sandrey became the Undergraduate athletic training program director at Kansas State University. While serving that academic role, she obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. 

When free time is available, Sandrey likes to stay physically active and follows professional baseball and Division I collegiate basketball.


    Previous Experience

  • Assistant professor/graduate athletic training program director, Indiana State University (1995-2000)
  • Doctoral student, University of Kansas (1992-1995)
  • Sports Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy Associates athletic trainer (1992-1995)
  • Instructor, undergraduate athletic training program director, Kansas State University (1989-1992)
  • Assistant athletic trainer, instructor, University of Northern Iowa (1985-1989)
  • Head athletic trainer, instructor, Oberlin College (1980-1985)