Julie Kruessel is in her fourth year as a member of the Florida State University staff. She started in July 2011 as the head athletic trainer for women’s basketball. In May 2012, she began working with the Seminole football team.
Prior to her arrival at Florida State, Julie spent the two previous years as an assistant athletic trainer at Texas Tech University. While at TTU, she was the head athletic trainer for women’s basketball and assisted in the coordination of the athletic training student internship program. In 2009, Julie earned her Master of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sport Management from Louisiana State University. During her time at LSU, she was as a graduate assistant and served as the LSU Athletic Insurance Coordinator and the athletic trainer for the men’s tennis and football teams. In addition, she was the coordinator of the pre-professional athletic training students.
A native of Westerville, Ohio, Julie graduated in 2007 from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion and Education with a Concentration in Athletic Training.
Julie has been an active member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) since 2003, and has recently joined the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association (SEATA) and the Athletic Trainers Association of Florida (ATAF). She is a State of Florida licensed athletic trainer, an American Red Cross certified professional rescuer, and an Approved Curriculum Instructor by the Board of Certification.