Larry Leverenz earned a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University, master’s degree and Ed.S degree at Western Illinois University and a Ph.D from University of Iowa. His career began in 1970 when he worked as the athletic trainer for the Warriors Baseball Club in Danville, Illinois followed by two years at the United States Air Force Academy. For the next five years, Larry worked as a biology teacher and athletic trainer at Macomb Senior High School followed by working at Western Illinois University for six years where he served as athletic trainer, assistant professor and program director. His career journey then took him to University of Iowa and in 1991, Larry moved to West Lafayette where he has worked for over 20 years serving as Clinical Professor, Director of Athletic Training Education and Athletic Trainer. He is an accomplished educator having published in many journals and reviewed many professional journals, textbooks and other printed materials. Larry has presented at numerous workshops and symposiums including at the IATA, GLATA and NATA Annual Meetings. He has been involved with numerous professional organizations serving in leadership positions including the American College of Sports Medicine, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (President 1999 – 2002) and the World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy (President 2011 – 2017). He also served as IATA Newsletter Editor from 1994 – 1996.