MCOM Athletic Training Program director earns top educator honors

Rebecca Lopez, PhD, ATC, CSCS

Rebecca Lopez, PhD, ATC, CSCS, associate professor and director of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine Graduate Post-Professional Athletic Training Program, was named Educator of the Year by the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association. The award is given to association members who show a significant educational and administrative contribution to the SEATA membership.

“I am very proud of our outstanding athletic training programs and Rebecca’s program is a stand out,” said Roy Sanders, MD, chair of the MCOM Department of Orthopeedics and Sports Medicine. “Winning this award and receiving national recognition is a testament to her skill and care as a teacher, educator, research and mentor.  I couldn’t be happier for her.”