Health and Exercise Physiology

  • Kathy Wright posing in front of a blossoming tree on campus

Kathlene Wright

I have been a member of the faculty and athletic training staff since 1998. Additionally I have been the athletic trainer for 13 of our 25 sport teams, providing injury care management, and rehabilitation. Since 2008, I have also been an assistant athletic director responsible for team evaluations while also providing oversight for Spring season conference and NCAA championships on site and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
I began my undergraduate studies at Harcum Junior College, graduating with an Associate degree in Veterinary Technology. I continued my education at West Chester University, completing a Bachelor degree in Health and Physical Education with a concentration in Athletic Training. I completed a Master’s degree in Education at the Pennsylvania State University, and a Doctoral degree in Education at Saint Joseph’s University.
I have been a speaker for various organizations on the topics of injury prevention, physical conditioning for youth and adults, and being an intercollegiate athletic trainer. I enjoy my multiple roles of educator, athletic trainer, and assistant athletic director for the challenges and variety they offer. Additionally, I have conducted research on the subject of athletic training education, and I have been a faculty mentor for student research through the Summer Fellows program and Independent Research course.


Health and Exercise Physiology


  • A.S., Harcum Junior College
  • B.S., West Chester University
  • M.Ed., The Pennsylvania State University
  • Ed.D., St. Josephs University


  • CIE
  • Introduction to Research Writing
  • Theory and Analysis of Teaching Individual/Dual Sports
  • Trends in Sports Medicine

Research Interests

Athletic Training

Recent Work

“The Search for a Job, an Internship, a Graduate Assistantship, and the Resume That Will Get You There”, Ursinus College Athletic Training Club inservice (Spring 2001).

“Injury Prevention”, Club La Maison Fitness Club Newsletter (Summer 1998).

Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society Southeast Region Representative 2009-2015