Dr. Terry A. Zeigler EdD, ATC

Professor, Kinesiology Department
Clinical Instructor Educator
Approved Clinical Educator

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Jeremiah 29:11

Dr. Terry Zeigler has been at Vanguard University for over twenty years and has served in various roles in the Athletic Training Education Program and Kinesiology Departments over the years. She is a tenured professor in the Department of Kinesiology within the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Her passion is in the field of athletic training while mentoring the students that are working towards a career in athletic training/kinesiology. The small size classes at Vanguard provide the perfect opportunity to mentor students along with providing the academic challenges that will push the students to obtain their full potential.

Dr. Zeigler attended Vanguard University (Southern California College) as an undergraduate student and met her husband during that time. She is married and has four children ages thirteen to eighteen. She has three adopted children from Orange County Social Services and is an advocate for children that have been abused, neglected, and/or abandoned.

Her goal at VU is to fulfill God’s plan for her life by being available daily to interact and encourage the students that He has placed in her path. Her favorite saying is “It’s all about the love”, and her plan is to live it on a daily basis.

Hobbies: Roller blading, Taekwondo, any water sports, reading, and Angel’s baseball.

Contact Information

Office: Natural Science and Mathematics Building, Office #111
Office hours: M 10:00 – 11:30; W 11:00: – 12:00; F 10:00 – 12:00

(714) 619-6464

Athletic Training Education Program Information

Vanguard University will no longer be offering an Athletic Training Education program. The university will no longer be accepting students into the program, but will teach out the current sophomores in the program.

What is the field of Athletic Training?

Certified athletic trainers are highly qualified, multi-skilled allied health care professionals who have been recognized by the American Medical Association for the past ten years. Athletic trainers specialize in injury and illness prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for all physically active people, including the general public. They work in physician offices as physician extenders. They also work in rural and urban hospitals, hospital emergency rooms, urgent and ambulatory care centers, military hospitals, physical therapy clinics, high schools, colleges/universities, commercial employers, professional sports teams and performance arts companies.

The independent Board of Certification Inc. (BOC) nationally certifies athletic trainers. Athletic trainers must pass an examination and hold a bachelor’s degree to become an Athletic Trainer, Certified (ATC).

The following is a list of medical competency areas required:

Risk Management and Injury Prevention
Therapeutic Exercise
Pathology of Injury and Illness
General Medical Conditions and Disabilities
Assessment and Diagnosis
Nutritional Aspects of Injury and Illness
Acute Care of Injury and Illness
Psychosocial Intervention and Referral
Health Care Administration
Therapeutic Modalities
Professional Development and Responsibilities

Bloodborne Pathogen Seminar Training Powerpoint 07
ATEP Portfolio Reflection Sheet

Teaching Responsibilities: Fall 2010

  • KINE 221 Movement Anatomy
  • KINE 314a Upper Extremity Assessment
  • KINE 380 Rehabilitation Techniques
  • KINE 387 Contact Sports Practicum
  • KINE 145C Lifetime Fitness and Wellness Section 5

Academic Coursework: Syllabi and Handouts

Check Moodle for all course syllabi and pertinent handouts.

Writing Interests

Dr. Zeigler is a feature writer for Suite101 Sports Medicine and for SportsMD. A variety of topics in the field of sports medicine can be found on both sites.

Research Interests

  • Management of Bloodborne Pathogens in Sport
  • Reducing Catastrophic Injuries in the Sport of Cheerleading
  • Injury prevention in youth sports.
  • Recognition and Management of Concussion in Athletes
  • Long Term Effects of Multiple Concussions

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