Melissa Wilgus, MS, AT :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Melissa Wilgus, MS, AT

Melissa  Wilgus, MS, AT

Contact Information

700 Children's Dr.
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-2480
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Melissa Wilgus is the coordinator for the Fitness and Nutrition (F.A.N.) Club at Nationwide Children's Hospital. In this role she is responsible for the operation of F.A.N Club and it's integration within the community in effort to increase baseline fitness levels of at risk youth. Melissa is a Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer as well as a Performance Enhancement Specialist. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training/Exercise Physiology from Ohio University and a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Akron.


  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Education and Training

Undergraduate School

  • Ohio University
    Date Completed: 05/01/1995

Graduate School

  • University of Akron
    Date Completed: 05/01/1997


  • Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 08/05/2005

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • Adult CPR and AED certified, American Heart Association, 2003 - present
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine, 2005 - present
  • Certified Member, National Athletic Trainers' Association, 1995 - present
  • Certified Member, Ohio Athletic Trainer's Association, 1998 - Present
  • Licensed in the State of Ohio, Ohio OT, PT, and AT board, 1995 - Present
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association, 1998 - 2013
  • Adult CPR Certified, American Red Cross, 1998 - 2003
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000