Dr. Christina Merckxis an Associate Professor of Kinesiology and serves as the Director of the Athletic Training Education Program. Merckx is a 1992 graduate of Anderson University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training. She completed a Master’s Degree in Sport Administration from the University of Northern Colorado, and returned to Anderson University as an Instructor and Assistant Athletic Trainer until the spring of 1997. Merckx worked at Cedarville University (1998-2001) as an Assistant Professor and Assistant Athletic Trainer, until leaving to pursue a Doctorate of Philosophy full-time at the University of Southern Mississippi (2003). After a one year tenure at Troy University (Troy, AL), Dr. Merckx accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Sport Management at Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond, LA) where she was credited with starting the first undergraduate Sport Management program in the State of Louisiana. All the while she maintained her athletic training certification and covered “Friday Night Football” in South Mississippi and Southeast Louisiana. Christina received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor of Sport Management during her seven years at SLU. During her last year in Louisiana, Merckx was asked to work part-time at Louisiana State University as their new Sport Administration program was starting.
Merckx has published numerous articles, a book chapter and presented at state, regional, national and international conferences, including a presentation at the 2004 Panhellenic Association of Sports Economists and Managers (PASEM) in Athens, Greece just weeks before the XXVIII Summer Games. While she has interests in two areas in the Sport Industry, Merckx is excited to be working in her first love, Athletic Training, at her Alma Mater.
Merckx joined the Department of Kinesiology in 2011.
Contact Christina Merckx:
Director of the Athletic Training Education
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
B.A., Anderson University;
M.A., University of Northern Colorado;
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi