Daniel Baer, Ph.D., LAT, ATC

Daniel Baer, Ph.D., LAT, ATC

  • Title: Instructor/Clinical Education Coordinator
  • Location: Stuzebecker HSC 313
  • Email: DBaer@wcupa.edu
  • Phone: 610-436-2139


My teaching philosophy is to engage students, welcome questions and discussion, promote active learning, and inspire students to become lifelong learners. As an athletic trainer, my philosophy is to apply the best available evidence to provide patient-centered care.


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Administration & Leadership Studies, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2018
  • Master of Science in Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 2009
  • Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, 2007

Research Interests

  • Concussion underreporting in sports
  • Athletic identity
  • Athletic training clinical education


  • Smith JJ, Baer DJ. Pre-season injury rates in a Division-II football team before and after the 2017 NCAA practice rule changes. Int J Athl Ther Train. 2019. Approved for publication in an upcoming issue.
  • Baer DJ. Dynamic ulnar impaction syndrome in a collegiate baseball player. Int J Athl Ther Train. 2014; 19(3): 15-19. doi: 10.1123/ijatt.2013-0106


  • Committee for Excellence in Learning and Teaching grant (2019)
  • West Chester University Forum grant (2019)
  • Main Line Health external funding to support the annual WCU Health Career Summer Academy (2014-present)


  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Licensed Athletic Trainer (2007-present)
  • BOC Certified Athletic Trainer (2007-present)
  • American Safety & Health Institute Level 7 Instructor (2009-present)
  • Sport Safety International Authorized ConcussionWise Instructor (2015-present)
  • WCU Teaching with Technology Excellence Showcase Award (2016, 2019)
  • WCU Faculty Academic Advisor Appreciation Award (2016, 2017)
  • WCU CHS Student-Faculty Research Award (2016)
  • Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association Francis J. George Scholarship Award (2016)


  • Association for Athletic Training Education (2019-present)
  • Association for Writing Across the Curriculum (2019-present)
  • National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (2018-present)
  • National Athletic Trainers' Association (2005-present)
  • Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association (2005-present)
  • Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society (2005-present)

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