April 20, 2015 – David Marchetti, associate clinical professor of the Athletic Training Program at King’s College, has been selected to serve as a sports medicine volunteer with the United States Olympic Committee.
Marchetti will begin a two-week rotation with the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Sports Medicine Division on April 27 at the Olympic Training Center in in Colorado Springs, Col. He will have the opportunity to work with center’s full-time medical staff and treat Team USA athletes for orthopedic and general health care issues.
This professional opportunity provides clinical practice experience which will be applied to teaching King’s students and clinical settings at the state-of-the-art Sports Medicine Department facilities housed in King’s on the Square on Public Square.
Marchetti joined King’s in 2009. He serves as the primary athletic trainer for the College’s men’s soccer and lacrosse teams. He teaches courses in kinesiology, principles of health, and clinical treatment. He has presented research at national, state, and regional conferences.
Marchetti also worked as an assistant professor and assistant athletic trainer in the Sports Medicine Department at Marietta College, where he was awarded an Outstanding Faculty Award in 2007. He also served as a lecturer at Salisbury University, where he earned a master’s degree in applied health physiology. He earned a bachelor’s degree in health science/athletic training from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.
The rotation will include providing medical services for various programs and camps, including weightlifting, men’s gymnastics, modern pentathlon, triathlon, shooting, Greco-Roman wrestling, men and women’s freestyle wrestling, and Paralympic swimming.
The U.S. Olympic Committee’s Sports Medicine Division delivers high-quality, comprehensive health care to elite and national team athletes. Their staff is comprised of physicians, athletic trainers, chiropractors, and physical therapists.