Valerie W. Herzog, EdD, LAT, ATC

Associate Professor
Graduate Athletic Training Program Director

Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education
Department of Athletic Training and Nutrition
1435 Village Drive, Dept. 2805
Ogden, UT 84408-2805

valerieherzog@weber.edu
801-626-7656
801-626-6228 (fax)

 

 

TYPICALLY TEACH:

 MSAT 6085, 6090 Research Methods II & III

MSAT 6450 Basic Rehabilitation

MSAT 6451 Advanced Rehabilitation

MSAT 6500 Introduction to Graduate Athletic Training

MSAT 6504 - Graduate Practicum IV

MSAT 6600 Administration and Management in Athletic Training

MSAT 6998 - BOC Exam Preparation

 

ADVISOR FOR:

Graduate Athletic Training Students

 

EDUCATION

Marshall University
Huntington, WV
Ed.D. Higher Education Administration

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
MEd Athletic Training

Alderson-Broaddus College
Philippi, WV
BS Athletic Training

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
 

GRADUATE ATHLETIC TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Weber State University

2005-present
 

PRESIDENT
Higher Level Thinking

South Charleston, WV

Created, marketed, and distributed SimWriter Software
 

SPORTS MEDICINE
VOLUNTEER

United States Olympic Training Center
Lake Placid, NY

Provide coverage for ski jumping, women's ice hockey men's volleyball, and luge.
 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
ATHLETIC TRAINER
COORDINATOR OF
CLINICAL EDUCATION
University of Charleston
Charleston, WV

Provide coverage for Men's and Women's Soccer, Basketball, Crew, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball.

Taught coursework in CAAHEP accredited undergraduate athletic training program.
 

HOST SITE VOLUNTEER
ATHLETIC TRAINER

Orlando Olympic Soccer-
Orlando, Florida

Provided medical coverage for Olympic Soccer teams.
 

GRADUATE ASSISTANT
ATHLETIC TRAINER
University of Virginia
Charlottesville VA

Main responsibilities with Women's Soccer, Track and private patients.
 

HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER
Virginia Episcopal School
Lynchburg, VA

Covered all boys' and girls' sports including football, lacrosse, wrestling, basketball, soccer, field hockey, baseball, softball and track. Trained and supervised athletic training students.
 

STUDENT ATHLETIC TRAINER
Duke University
Durham, NC

Provided medical coverage for girls' and boys' soccer and baseball camps.

 

Personal

My husband, Tim, and I live in Ogden with our daughters, Isabelle and Jade. We moved to Utah from West Virginia in 2004. I am originally from Florida, but have lived all over the East coast. My husband is from Spokane, WA and also teaches Chemistry at Weber State. We all love the outdoors and have really enjoyed Utah's skiing, hiking, and wildlife.

 

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that a teacher must be a facilitator of learning and a motivating force that guides the student through the learning process and teaches the student the skills necessary to be a lifetime learner. This is accomplished by a variety of techniques described below. However, the most important ingredient in the learning process is the building of a personal relationship between a knowledgeable teacher and a student, such that individual student needs can be addressed on a personal level.

Teaching should be so much more than simply disseminating information. The role of a teacher is to be a facilitator of learning, allowing students to take responsibility for their education. Because students learn in such a variety of ways, teaching techniques must be varied to allow them multiple opportunities to grasp each major concept. While traditional lecturing is sometimes unavoidable, class discussions, group work, interactive technology, and independent discovery should predominate.

 

Professional Focus

Governmental Affairs in Athletic Training

Therapeutic Rehabilitation

Proprioception

 

Recent Publications and Presentations:

Blackhurst NR, Herzog VW, Peterson JC, Zimmerman EP. A Comparison of Static Stretching Versus Combined Static and Ballistic Stretching. Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. (Expected date of publication: October
2015) In Press.

           Herzog VW.  Two case scenarios.  Gorse K, ed. Athletic Training Case Scenarios:              Domain-Based Situations and Solutions. Slack, Inc. Thorofare, NJ. 2016.                            (published Summer 2015)

Hunter E, Ostrowski JL, Donahue MS, Crowley C, Herzog VW.   Effect of Salted Ice Bags on Surface and Intramuscular Tissue Cooling and Rewarming Rates. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. (Expected date of publication: Summer 2015) In Press.

Herzog VW, Bobo L. (2015) Best Practices in Graduate Level Professional Programs.  Presented as a Peer-to-Peer Discussion at the Athletic Training Educator’s Conference in Dallas, TX.

           Dexter T, Herzog VW, Zimmerman EP. Effect of Holographic Wristbands on                      Proprioception. Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice.                            2015;13(1).

           Herzog VW.  (2014) How Legislative Advocacy Can Improve Your Bottom Line.                  Presented on behalf of the Governmental Affairs Council at the National                        Athletic Trainers’ Association 65th Clinical Symposia in Indianapolis, IN.

           Herzog VW. (Jun. 2013) Ace Your Next Interview!  Presented at the National                      Athletic Trainers’ Association 64th Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium in              Las Vegas, NV.

           Cox R, Herzog VW.  The Effect of Pointe Shoe Toe Box Shape on Proprioception               in Novice Ballet Dancers. Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and                          Practice. 2013;11(2).

           Herzog VW. (2013) Ace Your Next Interview!  Presented at the National Athletic              Trainers’ Association 64th Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium in Las                      Vegas, NV.

           

HONORS

           Received the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from the National                      Athletic Trainers’ Association. The national award recognizes NATA members                who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to leadership, volunteer                    service, advocacy and distinguished professional activities as an athletic                        trainer. (2015)

           Received the Board of Certification Dan Libera Award.  The award recognizes                  individuals who have shown dedication to the mission of the BOC.  Long-                      standing contributions to the BOC’s programs are the primary criteria for the                award. (2014)

           Awarded the John A. Lindquist Award for ongoing commitment to mentoring                WSU students in learning through community involvement. (2013)

            Awarded the National Athletic Trainers' Association Service Award (2011)

           Awarded the West Virginia Athletic Trainer of the Year Award (2005)

 

Current Professional Service

Full Vita

Director, Office of Graduate Studies, Weber State University

Commissioner, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

President, Utah Athletic Trainers' Association

NATA Governmental Affairs Committee

 

2014 Master of Science in Athletic Training Graduates & Faculty

 

 

 

My girls:  Isabelle and Jade