The Student Affairs Committee serves as a liaison between the Educational Program Directors and the VATA.  Enhancing professional development for athletic training students within the state, and developing annual programming and educational opportunities for students and AT educators. 

2021 Student Agenda VIEW HERE


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Jenn Cuchna, PhD, MBA, MEd, LAT, ATC

Longwood University Athletic Training Program


Jenn Cuchna is beginning her third year as an Assistant Professor of Athletic Training and the Clinical Education Coordinator for the Longwood University Athletic Training Program (Farmville, VA). 

She completed her PhD at Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA) in Health Services Research in June 2017. Her dissertation and other related works completed at ODU pertained to the use of standardized patients in both athletic training and physical therapy curricula as a beneficial educational strategy. While at ODU she worked as a certified athletic trainer (ATC) for The Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters as a clinical outreach ATC in Virginia Beach for a local middle (Brandon) and high (Tallwood) school. 

Prior to arriving to ODU, she worked at Methodist University (Fayetteville, NC) as a dual Athletic Trainer and Instructor in their undergraduate athletic training program from 2005 - 2013 working with a variety of sports teams.  She also completed her MBA while at Methodist in 2012. 

Prior to Methodist University, she earned a MEd. from Campbell University (Buies Creek, NC) where she served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer from 2003-2005 working with the Men's Soccer, Softball, and Wrestling teams. 

Originally from Kissimmee, Florida, she earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL) in 2003 in Athletic Training.  While at UCF she encountered a variety of experiences at local public and private high schools, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division I, and Professional Arena Football.  

Jenn currently resides in Charlotte Court House, Virigina in south central Virginia.

Professional Committee Members

Tom Campbell

Carrie Hendrick - Quiz Bowl Liaison

Kelley Wiese


Returning Student Liaisons 

Lazaro Garcia - Bridgewater College

James Kegley - Liberty University 

Briana Lawry - Old Dominion University


2020-2021 Student Liaisons

Elizabeth Snyder - George Mason University
Maddie Dobscha - James Madison University

Bailee Jenkins - Longwood University
Sarah Tooley - University of Lynchburg
Emma Hanson - Radford University


The VATA is committed to improving the quality of health care for Virginian’s through education, advocacy, and cooperative efforts with other health care professionals and organizations.  We actively promote the profession and represent the interests of its membership with integrity.

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