David Stuckey

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David Stuckey, associate professor of fitness and sport sciences, is head of the HSU Department of Fitness & Sport Sciences. He also serves as director of athletic training education for HSU’s CAATE-accredited athletic training education program.

Stuckey has been a certified athletic trainer since 1984 and a Texas licensed athletic trainer since 1986. His career at HSU began as head athletic trainer and an adjunct instructor in August 1986. He directed the provision of athletic training services to HSU student-athletes until 2006.

In 1999, Stuckey became a full-time faculty member when a formal athletic training major was created at HSU. He left the athletic department in 2006 to devote his time to teaching and directing athletic training education.

Stuckey is a regular presenter at national, regional, and local athletic training symposia and has provided volunteer and contract athletic training services at national and local events, as well as assisting with athletic training services as needed at HSU.

In 2012, Stuckey was awarded the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Athletic Trainer Service Award and was named the NCAA Division III Head Athletic Trainer of the Year by the NATA in 2006. Examples of his professional activities are service as a home program reviewer for the Board of Certification, Inc. and as a site visitor for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Stuckey is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, the Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association and the Texas State Athletic Trainers’ Association.

Degrees Earned

  • Associate of Arts, Journalism, Hutchinson Community College, 1982
  • Bachelor of Science, Journalism and Mass Communications (News-Editorial), Kansas State University, 1984
  • Master of Science, Physical Education (Sports Administration), University of North Dakota, 1986
  • A Princeton Review Best Western College  
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities  
  • Center for Student Opportunity: Promoting a College-Bound Culture  
  • US News Best Colleges  
  • The Chronicle on Higher Education, Great Colleges to Work For: 2011  
  • Military Friendly  
  • Colleges of Distinction  
  • University and College Accountability Network