Benedictine College is one of the few small-college level schools to have a fully accredited athletic training program. While the students have the opportunity to study athletic training in the classroom they are also given the chance to work with Patrick Hodapp, head athletic trainer, and his assistant athletic trainers, Jarod Crowley and Megan Callahan.
The main training room is located in the basement of the Mother Theresa Nursing Center. Athletic training services are provided to student athletes only; club sports are not included. The certified trainers are available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during week days and often are at athletic events on the weekends.
Athletic training is closed during student vacations and summer months.
Patrick Hodapp, MS Ed, ATC, LAT
Patrick Hodapp came to Benedictine as the assistant athletic trainer but quickly became the head athletic trainer. Before coming to Benedictine College he completed his under graduate and graduate degrees at the University of Kansas, where he served as a Student Athletic Trainer and Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer.
He has previously worked for the Kansas Center for Athletic Medicine where he assisted team physicians and local high schools. Patrick served as the athletic training intern for the Kansas City Wizards during the 2000 Champion season and returned as the part time Certified Athletic trainer in the 2001 and 2003 seasons.
As the Head Athletic Trainer, Patrick is responsible for the over all well-being of the student athletes. Focusing on prevention, care, treatment and rehabilitation of the more then 450 student athletes at Benedictine college. Patrick also assists the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) as a clinical instructor and academic instructor.
Jarod Crowley MS Ed, ATC, CSCS, LAT
Jarod Crowley has served as an assistant trainer at Benedictine since 2003. Prior to beginning his career at BC, Jarod earned a double major in Athletic training and Physical Education at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. While a senior at Graceland, he also obtained the credential of Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
After college, Jarod interned at Neosho County Community College in Chanute. While there, he obtained his Athletic Training Certification in the fall of 2001 and was hired on as a full time staff Athletic trainer.
In the fall of 2002, Jarod returned to Graduate School at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville Missouri where he obtained his Master’s of Education with an emphasis in Athletic Administration.
As the Assistant Athletic Trainer, Jarod’s main duties include the care, prevention, and rehabilitation of the student-athlete population here at Benedictine College. Jarod also assists in the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) as a clinical and academic instructor.
Megan Callahan, MS, ATC
Megan is in her first year as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Benedictine College. Originally from Dubuque, Iowa, Megan has spent the last 2 years earning her Master of Science degree from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. While at Indiana State, Megan worked with the ISU football team as a graduate assistant athletic trainer. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2009 from Central College in Pella, Iowa. In addition to studying athletic training, she was also a four year letter winner in volleyball for the Dutch.
As an Assistant Athletic Trainer, Megan oversees the health and well being of the student-athletes of Benedictine College. She also serves as a clinical instructor and will be an academic instructor starting in the spring.