Eleni Diakogeorgiou, MBA, ATC

Eleni Diakogeorgiou, MBA, ATC

Clinical Associate Professor

Primary Professional Service/Affiliation:

  • Chair, Governmental Affairs Committee, 2013, Connecticut Athletic Trainers' Association
  • Co-chair, Governmental Affairs Committee, 2011, Connecticut Athletic Trainers' Association
  • Member, Committee on Practice Advancement Web Group, 2011, National Athletic Trainer's Association   
  • Chair, Committee on Revenue, 2006 - present, Connecticut Athletic Trainers Association
  • Board of Directors, 2005 - 2007, Connecticut Athletic Trainers Association
  • President, Hellenic Society Paideia. 2000-2003, University of Connecticut Chapter



  • Athletic Training Administration


What is your favorite part of Athletic Training?
I love athletic training. It's a high-energy profession that is ever growing. The vast array of settings an AT can work in is also one of my favorite things about AT. 

What is your favorite part about teaching Athletic Training at SHU?
We have built a very dynamic curriculum where we incorporate problem-based learning along with our didactic classes. Our curriculum really sets us apart and helps us develop critical thinkers. Another great thing about SHU is that we are a tight knit community, and you can feel that connection while you are on campus. We really want our students to do well, and we try our best to ensure everyone has a great experience.  We take every step with the students to figure out their future.

Degrees and Certifications


    • MBA, Health Care Administration, 2006, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
    • B.S., Athletic Training, 2004, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 
    • Ph.D. candidate: Health and Human Performance



    • Certified Athletic Trainer
      CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

Teaching Responsibilities

    • Emergency Procedures
    • Organization and Administration
    • Evaluation of the Spine
    • Concussion Recognition, Evaluation and Management
    • Taping and Bracing
    • Lower Extremity Evaluation

Research Interests and Grants

    Research Interests:

    • Interprofessional Communication and Education
    • Understanding and perceptions of healthcare professions amongst each other
    • Emergency Procedures in Athletic Training
    • Immediate Care of the Cervical Spine
    • Concussion Management
    • Patient Reported Outcomes in Collegiate Athletic Training Settings


    Scholarly & Creative Interests:

    • Long Term Effects of Concussions
    • Patient Reported Outcomes
    • Professional Retention rates in Athletic Training


Awards and Fellowships

    • Connecticut Athletic Trainer of the Year 2014
    • UConn Athletic Training Alumni of the Year 2014
    • Daughters of Penelope Doctoral Scholarship 2012
    • Hard Hat Award (Select Physical Therapy) 2008
    • Outstanding Contribution (SHU Athletic Training) 2006
    • Douglas J. Casa Research Award (UConn) 2004
    • Hans Carson Hercule Memorial Scholarship (UConn) 2004

Publications and Presentations

Eleni Diakogeorgiou

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Location:
    Athletic Training - Undergraduate
    Ctr for Healthcare Education CHCE*N252
    College of Health Professions
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