Calleigh Fangmeyer has joined the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets as a certified athletic trainer.

“This is the first time the Corps has had an athletic trainer, and we are delighted to welcome Calleigh as a partner with our team,” said Maj. Gen. Randal Fullhart, commandant of cadets.

Cadets engage in a range of activities that include military drill practice, work on the corps’ obstacle course, weekly physical fitness sessions, and, for first-year cadets, two 13-mile Caldwell Marches.

Plus, an important piece of the cadet experience is an emphasis on lifelong wellness, Fullhart said.

Fangmeyer is an employee of Carilion Clinic’s sports medicine program and a donated service provider to the corps. She will provide consulting and assistance to cadets, work with the cadet EMT group, and advise the staff.

She earned her bachelor of science in athletic training from James Madison University in 2014 and her master of education, health education, from Boston University in 2016.

“Working with the students in a military-like training environment is a unique setting for a certified athletic trainer. I am excited to start the athletic training program for the corps and to be a part of such a motivated, loyal, and respectful group,” Fangmeyer said.

“My goal is to demonstrate the role and professional responsibilities of a certified athletic trainer; to provide safe and effective health care through prevention strategies, clinical evaluation, and diagnosis of both acute and chronic injuries; immediate and emergency care, wellness protection and well-being; and treatment, rehabilitation, to enable a safe return to full performance for each cadet.”