Cody M. Wamsley

This is a photo of Cody Wamsley. Cody is wearing a red and blue checked shirt with a red tie.

Growing up in rural Vermont, my experience with healthcare differed from most others. I often got prescriptions to “sit in the sun for 20 minutes” or “chit chat with an old friend.” While these methods may sound archaic, holistic health was always a core value of mine. What drew me most to Ithaca College was the patient-centered approach and culturally competent community values of the athletic training education program. My education in athletic training fostered a passion for advocacy and social determinants of health inequity, which led me to pursue a master’s degree in public health from the University of Vermont.

During my studies at Ithaca College, I was fortunate enough to serve as one of the original student cabinet members of the EquAT (eh-quah-tee) & InclusivAT (in-cluse-siv-ah-tee) initiative. This group is dedicated to educating emerging clinicians on relevant modern topics with regards to disability, race, orientation, gender, class, and age. As a sophomore, I was fortunate enough to see the creation of this enlightening program. I would like to humbly thank the dedicated cabinet comprised of professors and students whose fervor for equity provoked imperative change in myself and the athletic training community.

Academic Achievements and Personal Highlights

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Alpha Eta and Oracle Honor Societies
  • Teaching Assistant, Anatomy and Physiology I & II
  • James J. Whalen Academic Symposium, poster (2020)
  • Ithaca Leadership Scholar
  • Jumpstart Leader: Lead-In
  • TEDxIthacaCollege, Organizer
  • EquAT & InclusivAT, Cabinet member
  • National Athletic Trainers' Association member
  • New York State Athletic Trainers' Association member