Dr. Lindsey Eberman is a Professor in the College of Health and Human Services and the Program Director of the Doctorate in Athletic Training at Indiana State University. Dr. Eberman earned her bachelors degree from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and her post-professional masters in advanced athletic training and doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Florida International University in Miami, FL. She has been a faculty member at Indiana State University since 2008.

Dr. Eberman has been recognized with the several awards recognizing her commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service to the profession at the local, state, regional, and national level.  She is most proud of her 2022 recognition by the NATA LGBTQ+ Committee for Inclusive Excellence and Indiana State’s recognition of her excellence in teaching, research, service, and community engagement, having been the only faculty member ever recognized with all four University level awards. 

Although not every athletic trainer sees themselves as a scholar, Dr. Eberman prides herself in facilitating doctoral students to conduct clinical meaningful scholarship that improves the practice of athletic training. She most recently was recognized by Indiana state for her 200th publication, for which she said “When I consider what I want my legacy to be, I want to be known as someone who inspires others’ curiosity. I believe my greatest contribution to the science of athletic training is facilitating the curiosity and inquiry of others and I am most proud of my collaborators that continue to impact the profession as clinical scholars.”

Over the course of Eberman’s career, she has mentored over 150 students in their research endeavors and many of those mentor relationships have resulted in scholarly publications and continued partnerships upon graduation. She has said “Many of our student-led research projects result from their piqued interest in the advanced practice coursework the DAT offers.”

As one of two founding faculty of the DAT program, Dr. Eberman is primarily responsible for the curricular design of the program and she also leads the faculty in overall program delivery. Dr. Eberman says she “prides herself on surrounding herself with incredible thinkers and collaborators that make going to work everyday exciting and inspiring.” With 15 years of experience and contemporary expertise in post-professional education in athletic training, she sees the ISU DAT as the frontrunner in training advanced practice leaders and clinicians.

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Check out the spotlight we did on Dr. E. from last fall!

Name: Lindsey E. Eberman

Nickname: Dr. E

Alma Mater: Northeastern University // Florida International University

What’s your current gig: Indiana State University – Doctorate in Athletic Training Program Director

Most Important Thing in Your Bag: Computer

What is the Weirdest / Wildest / Most Interesting / Out there AT job you’ve ever worked: IronMan World Championships in Kona, HI

Share your best Moment / Story / Anecdote as an AT: My best moments as an AT have often been the ability to celebrate the moments of my students, the days they see themselves as their own advocate for the first time, the days they applied what they learned in our program, the days they rose to the occasion when they never thought they could.

Quote/Lyric/Line that sums up Athletic Training For You:
“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the single candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

What does your day to day look like?
Mentoring students, writing, teaching, providing feedback.

What has been the biggest change in the year of the pandemic?
How much folks just need you to be there to support them and hear them.

When you’re not on a sideline, where can we find you?
In a meeting 🙂