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Sports Health

Tiffany Kintz

Education:
Bachelors Degree in Athletic Training from The University of Akron

I have been an Athletic Trainer since: July 2013

I have been with Summa Health System Since: September 2013

Other Experiences
Men’s soccer (in-season), Women’s softball (in-season), and Women’s basketball (year round) Division I sports teams
Kent Roosevelt High School football team and other fall sports
Akron General Medical Center 

Awards and Recognition
Graduated Cum Laude from The University of Akron

AT Committees/Organizations Involved:
National Athletic Trainers’ Association 2010
Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association 2010

Why did you choose this as your career path:
When I was in high school, we did not have an athletic trainer onsite. She did injury checks once a week and went to most of the football games. While playing three sports, I kept getting injured. My parents would take me to the emergency room to make sure nothing was severely wrong and I always wondered if an athletic trainer was at our games, would it have saved my family the time and money? I looked into athletic training and decided I wanted to pursue it. I want to be there for patients, to give them the opportunity to have help and someone they can trust and rely on.

Your most memorable experience as an Athletic Trainer:
At the end of football season at Kent Roosevelt High School, the coaches and the players thanked us during their awards ceremony. The coaches prepared a little speech and thanked all of us for all of our help and time. The head coach would also thank us after every game. It was extremely nice to be recognized for all of our hard work.

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