The athletic training accreditation entity, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), honored UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences Dean Christopher Ingersoll with the 2022 Pete Koehneke Award. Recipients of this award symbolize “an outstanding leader who has made significant, ongoing contributions of exceptional value to athletic training education and accreditation over a sustained period of service.”
“I hope that my work with CAATE will contribute to an innovative and diverse athletic training education experience for students,” said Ingersoll.
Representatives of CAATE lauded Ingersoll’s esteemed background as an educator and researcher by emphasizing Ingersoll’s contributions to athletic training, including over 170 peer-reviewed papers, 400 presentations, and service as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Athletic Training.
“It is an honor to be recognized by CAATE for my service to athletic training education and healthcare. This award also represents the many faculty and students who I have had the pleasure of working with here at CHPS and beyond,” said Ingersoll. “I hope that my work with CAATE will contribute to an innovative and diverse athletic training education experience for students.”
Ingersoll recently ended his term as CAATE’s Vice President and was inducted into the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Hall of Fame in 2019.