When asked about her teaching philosophy Dr. Tripp says she believes as a teacher, it is critical to assume a self-less role and understand that the heart of effective education is student-centered. The reward from fostering self-confidence, independent thinking, and passion in students continues to fuel her determination and commitment towards teaching and practicing athletic training.
Dr. Tripp currently teaches orthopedic assessment, clinical pathology and pharmacology, athletic training administration and study abroad courses. She serves as the coordinator of the “University of Florida in London” biennial study abroad experience for athletic training students and has taught study abroad courses in Greece (Evolution of Sports Medicine) and Italy (Roman Influence on Medicine and Sport). Dr. Tripp is active in her field as the Athletic Training Discipline Coordinator for the State of Florida and the Vice President of the Athletic Trainers’ Association of Florida. She is highly recognized, and her awards include the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association (SEATA) Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award, National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Research & Education Foundation Volunteer Service Award and NATA Athletic Training Service Award.
Dr. Tripp served as an athletic trainer with women’s gymnastics at Auburn University and worked at Joyner Sports Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky. Prior to transitioning to full-time academia, Dr. Tripp was the athletic trainer for the women’s basketball, and men’s and women’s golf and tennis teams at the University of South Carolina — she also taught kinesiology as an adjunct faculty. Before joining HHP in 2008, Dr. Tripp served as the Clinical Education Coordinator at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
HHP Teacher of the Year Committee:
Dr. Holly Moses (Chair; Advisor of the Year, 2015)
Dr. Heather Gibson (UF Distinguished Teaching Scholar)
Ms. Dawn Shores (Advisor of the Year, 2014)
Ms. Taylor Buchannan (Student Representative)