Nicole Harshbarger | Mount St. Joseph University

Instructor/Athletic Trainer

Sports Medicine/Athletic Training
Harrington Center & Seton W 138


B.S. Athletic Training, Grand Canyon University; M.S. Athletic Training, A.T. Still University


Nicole came to Cincinnati in September 2015 in a dual capacity as an instructor and athletic trainer, teaching clinical courses for sophomore and junior AT students as well as therapeutic exercise for junior level AT students. In addition to her class responsibilities, Nicole also serves on the Interprofessional Education Committee as the athletic training representative. On the athletics side, she works with the Men's & Women's Golf, Men's & Women's Tennis and Men's Basketball teams.

Before coming to Cincinnati, Nicole worked as an athletic trainer at Phoenix College with their Football, Women's Volleyball and Baseball teams. Additionally, she taught an emergency management in athletics class to undergraduate students at Grand Canyon University.

Nicole earned a Bachelor's of Science in Athletic Training from Grand Canyon University and a Master's of Science in Athletic Training from A.T. Still University. During her schooling, Nicole has published research in the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation (Harshbarger ND, Eppelheimer BL, Valovich McLeod TC, Welch McCarty C. The Effectiveness of Shoulder Stretching and Joint Mobilizations on Posterior Shoulder Tightness. J Sport Rehab. 2013;22(4):313-319.) and the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine (Harshbarger ND, Anderson, BE, Lam, KC. Is there a relationship between the Functional Movement Screen, Star Excursion Balance Test and the Balance Error Scoring System? Clin J of Sport Med. epub.) in addition to a number of professional presentations.

A native of Los Alamos NM, Nicole currently resides on the east side of Cincinnati OH.