The First Black Woman Inducted Into the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame

Rene Revis Shingles, a professor in the School of Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences at Central Michigan University, was elected into the Hall of Fame of the National Athletic Trainers Association. She is the first African American woman to be elected into the Hall of Fame. In 1987, Dr. Shingles was the 13th African American woman to become a certified athletic trainer.

Dr. Shingles has taught at Central Michigan University since 1992. Earlier she taught at Illinois State University, the University of Northern Iowa, and Newberry College in South Carolina.

Dr. Shingles is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she majored in physical and health education. She holds a master’s degree in physical education from Illinois State University and a Ph.D. in kinesiology from Michigan State University.

Below is a video about Dr. Shingles from the National Athletic Trainers Association.


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