The 2018-19 academic year marks Mitzi Dusin's 16th year at the University of Rhode Island.
In the role of Associate Athletic Trainer, she works with URI's women's soccer and softball teams, while also covering various programs in their non-traditional seasons. Throughout her time in Kingston, she has also worked with the football and volleyball teams, as well as men's and women's track & field.
A certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), Dusin came to Rhode Island after serving two years as the Head Athletic Trainer for St. Thomas University in Miami, Fla. Prior to her stint at STU, she was the Head Athletic Trainer at Warner Southern College in Lake Wales, Fla. for two years. While at STU and WSC, Dusin worked very closely with all sports.
Due to her love for baseball, she also spent three summers as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Hays Larks, a summer collegiate baseball team. Dusin's experience as an athletic trainer ranges from working with athletes at the high school level to athletes at the semi-professional level. She also has numerous experience working tournaments and summer camps.
The Phillipsburg, Kan. native graduated from Fort Hays State University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Athletic Training and in 1997 with a Master of Science Degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Exercise Science. While at FHSU, she worked closely with the baseball, football, and basketball teams as a student athletic trainer and competed on the tennis team for one year.