The mission of the sports medicine program is the same as that of the National Athletic Trainers Association, "to enhance the quality of health care for our student-athletes, and to advance the profession of athletic training through education and research in the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries. The sports medicine team is responsible for the health and welfare of the student-athlete on campus. Athlete has been defined as any person participating in a university sponsored intercollegiate athletic activity. The sports medicine team shall be responsible for managing the complete health needs of the intercollegiate student"
The professional staff of Mercyhurst North East Sports Medicine has the responsibility over all items affecting the health and safety of student athletes. This includes, but is not limited to, participation, conditioning, protective equipment/devices, nutritional concerns, safety of playing fields and facilities, and any other matter that would affect the health or safety of the student-athlete. Mercyhurst North East Sports Medicine is comprised of two full time Certified Athletic Trainers and one team physician. These medical professionals work with approximately 140 athletes and 9 teams throughout each school year. All Certified Athletic Trainers are state licensed and regulated allied health care workers who practice the arts of Athletic Training at the highest professional standards.
Todd Matlak, AT, ATC
Todd Matlak is the new Assistant Athletic Trainer at the North East Campus. Todd will be teaching a strength and conditioning lab as well at the North East campus. Todd earned a B.S. in Sportsmedicine/Athletic Training at Mercyhurst College in 1999. He went on to graduate school at California University of Pennsylvania and earned a M.S. in Athletic Training in 2000. Todd began his professional career as the head athletic trainer at Mercyhurst North East from 2000-2003 before moving to the main campus as an assistant athletic trainer for the next three years. He then moved on to Gannon University in the role of head athletic trainer from 2006-2016. The past two years Todd worked as the head athletic trainer at Mercyhurst Preparatory School. He resides in Millcreek with his wife of 16 years, Heather, and daughters Hayley and Madison. He enjoys family time, golfing, hiking and reading. Todd’s office is in Liguori Fieldhouse and you can reach him at 725-6111.
Morgan Beaty, AT, ATC
Morgan Beaty ’14 begins her first year as an Athletic Trainer at Mercyhurst University. Her primary coverage will be with Mercyhurst North East Athletics in the fall and in the spring she will be working with Mercyhurst University Baseball.
A native of Syracuse, NY, Beaty earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Athletic Training at Mercyhurst University. While a student, she was also a member of the Laker’s Division II Field Hockey Program playing the midfielder position. Upon graduating with her Bachelors, Beaty returned to Mercyhurst to become a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer while studying to get her Masters in Exercise Science. As a GA, Beaty worked with the Football and Baseball programs. During the 2014-2015 year, football and baseball had very successful seasons. Football finished tied for first in the PSAC West, while baseball hosted and won the Atlantic Regional Championship, earning a birth to their first Division II College World Series in Cary, NC.
After finishing her degree and graduate assistantship, Beaty took a fellowship position at Furman University in Greenville, SC working with the Men’s Lacrosse team for the 2015-2016 season. Once she completed her fellowship, she was elevated as a full-time staff athletic trainer working with the Women’s Basketball and Women’s Tennis teams for the 2016-2017 season. That season Furman’s Women’s Tennis Team captured the Southern Conference (SoCon) title and earned a berth into the 2017 NCAA Women’s Tennis Championship in Chapel Hill, NC.
Beaty returned to Pennsylvania following her stint at Furman for a position at Bucknell University primarily working with Men’s Soccer, Women’s Lacrosse, and Swimming and Diving. Her administrative roles included being the Sports Medicine Liaison for the Healthy Eating Assessment and Referral Team and the Social Media Coordinator for the Bucknell Sports Medicine Twitter account.
Athletic Training Forms for Student Athletes:
Athletic Training Services Policies and Procedures
1st Year & Transfer Student Physical Forms
2nd Year & Returner Student Physical Forms