Dr. Rebecca (Becky) Begalle joined Daemen College this year as clinical education coordinator and assistant professor of athletic training, having most recently served as an assistant professor at Illinois State University. She has taught a variety of areas in the athletic training field, including clinical evaluation, therapeutic exercise, pathology and pharmacology, biomechanics, and research methods.
Begalle earned a doctorate in human movement science with a concentration in biomechanics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to this, she spent eight years as an athletic trainer in high school, hospital, and collegiate settings. Her clinical experience was the driving force behind returning to college to pursue a doctoral degree.
Begalle’s research interest focuses on promoting physical activity through the lifespan by improving outcomes following traumatic knee injury. She focuses on identifying and improving movement patterns that are linked with known injury risks to improve long-term outcomes.
Now living in Buffalo with her husband, son, and two dogs, Begalle enjoys spending time with family and friends, staying physically active, and enjoying all that life has to offer.