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Pediacast Interview with Kerry Waple
Sports Medicine Athletic Trainers
Kerry Waple is the Senior Athletic Trainer for Nationwide Children's Sports Medicine and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. She received her bachelor's degree from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York and her master's degree from the University of Virginia. She was selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee to be the athletic trainer for USA Basketball for the 2003 World Championships for Women in Croatia. In 1996 she was an athletic trainer for the US Team at the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, in 1995 for the Pan American Games and in 1994 for the US Olympic Festival. Prior to joining Nationwide Children's, Kerry was an associate professor and assistant athletic trainer at Capital University and was awarded the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association College/University Athletic Trainer of the Year in 1998. Kerry started her career at the University of Pittsburgh. Kerry became an athletic trainer because she loved the idea of working with injured athletes and returning them to their sport as safely and efficiently as possible. Kerry also loved the different experiences she has had with athletes from the Olympic caliber to the middle school competitor; they all have their own championships and medals to win.