Erin Hassler, DAT, MS, ATC, LAT, PES, ’18, alumna of A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences (ATSU-ASHS) Doctor of Athletic Training (DAT) program, has been appointed to the medical team for USA Track & Field (USATF). Dr. Hassler will travel to Doha, Qatar with the team to serve as a volunteer medical provider at the 2019 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships. More than 2,000 of the world’s top athletes will convene in Doha for the 10-day competition, beginning Sept. 27.
Through the program, Dr. Hassler has also accompanied the team to the 2016 Pan American Combined Event in Ottawa, Canada; the 2017 Pan American U20 Athletics Championships in Trujillo, Peru; and the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
“Since childhood, I have always been intrigued with the Olympics and found myself glued to the television until the broadcast would go off-air,” says Dr. Hassler. “As an athletic trainer, I enjoy working closely with some of the most elite athletes in the world and helping them realize their dreams. It is both an honor and a privilege to represent my country doing the job that I truly love.”