RSU Health Sciences Department Hires State Director Madeline Haralson

Welcome Madeline Haralson

Rogers State University’s department of health sciences announced the hiring of Madeline Haralson as an adjunct instructor for the allied health program.

“We are so pleased to bring Maddie onboard as one of our allied health instructors.  She brings several years of experience as a certified athletic trainer in area high schools and in higher education settings.  Her energy for teaching is contagious,” Dr. Carla Lynch, department head and professor for the department of health sciences, said.

Haralson, from Washington, IA, was appointed as the State Director for the National High School Strength and Conditioning Association last month. This association appoints a state director to represent all the coaches within each state in the United States. The state director is the voice for all coaches in the state, hosts state-wide clinics and family days, presents coach of the year awards, assembles an advisory board, and assists with the building of a state-wide network. 

Additionally, Haralson is the strength and conditioning specialist at Owasso High School. She earned a bachelor’s in exercise science and a master’s in health sciences from Lindenwood University.

“Throughout my education, I was blessed with meeting some of the best mentors. I am eager to give back and be a mentor to young and upcoming professionals in the allied health field,” Haralson said.

RSU’s Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Sciences degree prepares highly effective allied health care professionals for employment or acceptance to professional programs such as athletic training, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.

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