Eleni Diakogeorgiou, MBA, ATC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Primary Professional Service/Affiliation
Chair for the Connecticut Athletic Trainers Association committe on Revenue 2006 - present
Board of Directors, Connecticut Athletic Trainers Association 2005-2007
President, Hellenic Society Paideia. University of Connecticut Chapter. 2000-2003
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 AT 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
M.B.A. Health Care Administration, Sacred Heart University
B.S. Athletic Training, University of Connecticut
Speciality or Specialist Certification/Training
Certified Athletic Trainer
American Red Cross Instructor
AT 100 - Intro to Athletic Training
AT 125 - Athletic Training Basic Skills
AT 129 - Athletic Training Clinical Practicum I
AT 220 - Lower Extremity Practicum
AT 221 - Upper Extremity Practicum
AT 222 - Practicum: Head and Spine
AT 239 - Orthopedic Evaluation I
Research Interests & Grants
Undergraduate Research Assistant at the University of Connecticut
Honors, Awards & Fellowships
- Connecticut Athletic Trainer of the Year 2014
- UConn Athletic Training Alumni of the Year 2014
- 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
Heat and Hydration:
Casa, DJ, Armstrong, LE, Psathas, E, et al. Heat Acclimatization of Football Players During initial Summer Practice Sessions. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2004, 36(5sup).
Decher, N, Casa, DJ, Psathas, E, et al. Attitudes toward hydration and incidence of dehydration in youths at summer soccer camps. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, June 2005.
McCaffrey, M, Psathas, E. Undergraduates Should Pursue Research. NATA News, Aug. 2004, p.38.
Walker, SM, Casa, DJ, Psathas, E, et al. Children Participating in Summer Soccer Camps are Chronically Dehydrated. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2004, 36(5sup).
Yeargin, SM, Casa, DJ, Psathas, E, et al. Youth Perception of Thirst is Not a Valid Indicator of Hydration Status. The Journal of Athletic Training, June 2005.
New Techniques in Taping and Bracing
Diakogeorgiou, E. My Buddy Lisfranc. NATA News, April 2008, p.48.
The Business of Athletic Training