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Trevor M. Bates, DHSc, AT, ATC


PHONE: 937.481.2200
OFFICE: 200 College Hall


B.S. – Athletic Training, Millikin University
M.S. – Kinesiology, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
D.H.Sc. – Health Sciences, A.T.  Still University of Health Sciences


AT – Ohio Licensed Athletic Trainer
ATC – Board Certified Athletic Trainer

Professional Experience

Wilmington College
President &
Professor of Sport Sciences

Mercy College of Ohio
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Dean of Faculty &
Professor of Health Sciences

Heidelberg University
Associate Dean of Health Sciences
Director of Athletic Training Program &
Associate Professor of Athletic Training and Health Sciences

Millikin University
Clinical Education Coordinator
Head AT: Football,  Men’s Basketball and M & W Track and Field
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training and Exercise Science

Decatur Memorial Hospital
Athletic Trainer for Lincoln College, Lincoln Christian College and Lincoln High School
Sports Enhancement Center, Outpatient Sports Medicine Rehab Center and AT in a Physician’s Office
Adjunct faculty at Millikin University

University of Illinois
Athletic Trainer for Wheelchair Sports – Division or Rehabilitation Education Services
Pre-doctoral Fellow – Accreditation
Kinesiology and Athletic Training Graduate Teaching Assistant

Volunteer Service

Board of Directors: United Church Homes
Vice President: Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association

Research Interests

Pain Perception in Physically Active Populations
Leadership Development in Healthcare and Higher Education
Emotional Intelligence in Hiring


Married to Kassandra with two sons Ethan and Liam
Enjoys grilling and ironing
Person of strong Christian faith from a big family
Lived in midwestern towns ranging from 1,500 to several million people
Former high school student-athlete in wrestling, cross country and track & field