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07/01/2014

Navy Athletic Trainer Receives Award at National Convention

David Florea works with Navy's football, hockey and women's tennis programs.

David Florea, MS, ATC, is in his third year as an athletic trainer at Navy.

Florea serves as an athletic trainer for the men's ice hockey, women's tennis, men's and women's golf and football programs. He is also responsible for managing the Brigade Sports Complex athletic training room.

Florea first came to Navy as an athletic training intern in July 2013 and transitioned to a full-time member of the athletic training staff in January 2014. Florea worked with men's and women's swimming and diving, football and wrestling as an intern.

In 2014, Florea received the Free Communications Master's Student Poster Presentation Award at the 2014 National Athletic Trainers' Association Clinical Symposia for his poster titled "Electromyographic Biofeedback Immediately Increases Corticospinal Excitability."

Florea earned his master's degree in athletic training from the University of Toledo in 2013. While attending graduate school, he served as the head athletic trainer at Springfield High School in Holland, Ohio. He also served as a Clinical Preceptor to the students in the CAATE accredited Undergraduate Athletic Training Education Program.

An Ohio native, Florea attended Bowling Green State University and received a bachelor's degree in athletic training and clinic management in 2011.

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