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Racheal Lawler, PhD, ATC
Athletic Trainer/Assistant Professor

Racheal Lawler, ATCRacheal begins her second year at the University of West Alabama as assistant professor in the Athletic Training Program and clinical athletic trainer for the UWA softball team.

Racheal is actively involved in her local, state, regional and national athletic training associations.  She was just recently elected as Vice President of Alabama Athletic Trainersí Association. She is the Alabama representative for the Public Relations Committee for the Southeast Athletic Trainers Association.  In 2015, she was selected by her peers for the College Athletic Trainer Award presented by Alabama Athletic Trainersí Association.  She has been a NATABOC certified athletic trainer since 2000.

Lawler came to UWA from Birmingham, AL, where she was the Regional Athletic Training Coordinator for Drayer Physical Therapy.  She worked with physicians, athletic trainers, and local high schools to coordinate medical care to the student athletes in the region.  Prior to her time in Birmingham, Racheal was the head athletic trainer for Alabama State University from 2011-2015.  She coordinated athletic training services for 18 NCAA Division I sports with the help of her staff.  Her primary sport coverages were baseball and volleyball, with oversight over all athletic teams.

Lawler came to Alabama State from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO, where she served in the same capacity.  Lawler spent three seasons at Lincoln, working primarily with football, menís basketball, menís and womenís track and field, and softball.  Prior to her stint at Lincoln, Racheal was a certified athletic trainer for Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, AL where she worked in various capacities, including head and assistant athletic trainer at Alabama A&M University, Tennessee Valley Vipers Ė AFL2, and Huntsville High School.  She also has experience in professional minor league baseball with the Evansville Otters and Long Beach Breakers.

A native of Marion, IL., Racheal graduated from Lambuth University in Jackson, TN with a Bachelorís of Science degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Athletic Training.  She graduated from University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO with a Masterís of Science degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Sport Business Administration.  She completed her Ph.D. in Athletic Training from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2017.

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