New Faculty Spotlight: Hannah Harnar (Athletic Training)

New Faculty Spotlight: Hannah Harnar (Athletic Training)


My name is Hannah Harnar, I’m the Clinical Education Coordinator for the Athletic Training Program I’m in charge specifically of putting all of our athletic training students into their clinical education spots So whether it’s on campus with Kent State Athletics or if it’s off-campus at a high school or a clinic or another small University or College, that’s what I do. And I go out periodically throughout the semester and I visit with the students while they’re actually working with their preceptors in their clinical rotations. So as the Clinical Education Coordinator, that’s what I do. But the other part of my job is being in the classroom with the students and I work a lot with the pre-professional students. So the students that want to be accepted into the Athletic Training program, so right now it’s a lot of the freshmen students, and then I also teach the clinical practicum courses for the sophomores and juniors. My research focus is on athletic training students’ achievement goal orientation and their GRIT and how it pertains to retention in an Athletic Training program. So I’m interested in looking at what motivates students for particular academic tasks and their GRIT as they persist through an Athletic Training program. Kent State has been a special part of me and it has helped me grow professionally and personally and I just was floored to be given the opportunity to come back and give back to the program that gave so much to me.

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