Sports Medicine Coalition

If you would like to learn more about this group or have a question related to this topic, contact the chairperson listed below. Please search by last name in the Membership Directory to locate an email address or contact them through the online member forum ACHA Connect [login required].

The purpose of the Sport Medicine Coalition is to:

  • Establish effective communication channels among those who participate in College Sports Medicine.
  • Create white papers when necessary concerning new developments in sports medicine.

Please note: Any ACHA individual member (Regular, Student, Associate, or Emeritus) may join a coalition; however, only Regular Individual and Student Members may vote or hold office in a coalition.

Volunteer LeaderOrganizationPositionAlpha by Last Name
David WangQuinnipiac UniversityCo-ChairWANG, DAVIDSPORTS_MED
Douglas Marania, MDStanford UniversityCo-ChairMARANIA, DOUGLASSPORTS_MED
Wendy B. Sheppard, MS, LAT, ATCUniversity of RichmondSecretarySHEPPARD, WENDYSPORTS_MED
Andrew McBrideMetropolitan State University Of DenverChair-ElectMCBRIDE, ANDREWSPORTS_MED
Cheri L. LeBlanc, MDWashington University in Saint LouisBoard LiaisonLEBLANC, CHERISPORTS_MED
Amanda TicknerAmerican College Health AssociationStaff LiaisonTICKNER, AMANDASPORTS_MED

How to Join this Coalition

Getting involved in a coalition is a great way to:

  • Join forces with other college health professionals to work on the issues most meaningful to you.
  • Stay abreast of the latest news on specific issues.
  • Assist ACHA in promoting healthy campus communities and advancing the health of college students.
  • Maximize your membership investment.

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Coalitions provide a multi-disciplinary, topic-oriented organizational mechanism with broad geographic representation for continuing education; advocacy; knowledge; standards; and professional development. They enhance channels of communication among members with different professional backgrounds to address common issues in college health and expand membership participation opportunities in the association. Coalitions serve as an information and consultative resource for ACHA members and other communities of interest, and help create informational and educational resources, guidelines, and/or best practices. They are available to advise the Board of Directors on relevant policy issues and plan, solicit, or facilitate programming at ACHA and affiliate annual meetings.