Emily Fankhanel is licensed and board-certified athletic trainer with a master’s degree in Athletic Training from Marshall University. She currently holds a group fitness instructor certification through AFAA, is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and has worked with the human movement system in these roles over the past six years at Marshall University’s Campus Recreation Center. To further her role in health and wellness, she has recently completed her Performance Enhancement Specialist certification through NASM.
Emily became passionate toward the involvement of sports medicine teams in the performing arts after dancing in various settings throughout her life, including Hurricane High School’s Red Hot Show Choir (2012-2015), Triple Crown Percussion (known as Tate’s Creek Indoor Ensemble in 2017), Cap City Percussion (2018), Marshall University’s dance company (2018-2019), and Marshall University’s dance team (2018-2019). While completing her degree in athletic training, she became involved in performing arts medicine through her summer internship with Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps in 2021 and her spring externship at the Ohio University SHAPe Clinic in 2022, working with performers in Ohio University’s School of Fine Arts.