Mary Westby

Faculty

Instructor, Program Director - Athletic Training Program, and Pre-Health and Athletic Training Advisor in Health and Exercise Science

Mary is the Program Director for the Athletic Training Program (ATP) in the Health and Exercise Science Department.  Her responsibilities include developing new and evaluating current clinical sites and preceptors within the ATP, teaching in the ATP, advising students in the ATP, and general education offering, and ensuring the administration and accreditation of the ATP.  In addition, Mary serves as a pre-health advisor for the Health and Exercise Science Department.  As the advisor for the Gustavus Athletic Trainers' Association and Iota Tau Alpha, the national honor society for athletic training, Mary gets the opportunity to encourage community and professional service among the students in the ATP. She enjoys her opportunities to interact with students and other faculty inside and out of the classroom.  Mary has had the opportunity to lead January Interim experiences to Austria, England, Germany, Greece, Italy, France, and Ireland with the Olympic Quest courses.  She also helps plan potlucks and social opportunities for the ATP students and staff.  Outside of the HES department, Mary is a member of the Eta Chapter of Minnesota of Phi Beta Kappa.  

Mary is originally from Waconia, MN and enjoys spending time with her family who are still in the area, including her neice and twin nephews. Mary got married in May 2017 to Nathan and they live in Mankato.  She spends the summer up north, fishing, boating, and enjoying the all too short season.  During the long winter months, she enjoys snow-shoeing.  Mary is currently working on her Doctorate of Education in Leadership in Higher Education at Bethel University.  

Mary is a certified athletic trainer registered in the state of Minnesota.  

Work Experience:

2015-Present: Program Director - Athletic Training Program; Gustavus Adolphus College St. Peter, MN

2009-2016: Clinical Education Coordinator - Athletic Training Program; Gustavus Adolphus College St. Peter, MN

2008–2009: Assistant Athletic Trainer and Instructor; Gustavus Adolphus College St. Peter, MN

2007–2008: Assistant Athletic Trainer and Instructor; Upper Iowa University Fayette, IA

2005–2007: Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer and Teaching Assistant; Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA

2002–2005: Athletic Training Student; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC

Education

M.S Ed. - Athletic Training, Old Dominion University (2007); B.A - Exercise and Sports Science - Athletic Training, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2005)

Education

M.S Ed. - Athletic Training, Old Dominion University (2007); B.A - Exercise and Sports Science - Athletic Training, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2005)



Courses Taught

HES-200 (First Aid and CPR), HES-312 (Leadership in AT), and HES-320 (Physical Agents in Athletic Training)

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
HES-200 First Aid and CPR 24 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, and 2011/FA
HES-126 First Aid and CPR 11 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
HES-320 Physical Agents in Athletic Training 10 2017/FA, 2016/FA, 2015/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, and 2009/SP
HES-203 Introduction to Athletic Training 8 2015/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, and 2008/FA
HES-231 Drugs, Sport, and Human Performance 7 2018/SP, 2016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, and 2010/SP
HES-234 Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab 7 2017/FA, 2016/FA, 2014/FA, 2011/FA, and 2010/FA
HES-206 Med Topics in AT 6 2018/SP, 2016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, and 2012/SP
HES-349 Advanced Aspects in Athletic Training 6 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, and 2008/FA
HES-319 Senior Spring Athletic Training Clinical 5 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, and 2010/SP
HES-235 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 5 2014/SP and 2011/SP
HES-317 Senior Fall Athletic Training Clinical 5 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, and 2009/FA
HES-353 AT Senior Seminar 4 2018/SP, 2017/SP, 2016/SP, and 2015/SP
HES-305 Kinesiology 4 2016/FA, 2014/FA, 2010/SP, and 2009/FA
HES-204 Sophomore Athletic Training Clinical Lab 4 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, and 2009/SP
HES-318 Senior January Athletic Training Clinical 3 2018/JN, 2017/JN, and 2016/JN
HES-312 Leadership in AT 3 2017/FA, 2016/FA, and 2015/FA
HES-242 Olympic Quest: Europe 2 2015/JN and 2013/JN
HES-122 Relaxation 1 2009/SP