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Randy Aldret, EdD

Dr. Randy Aldret is the Assistant Dean for Research, Director of Faculty Development, and Associate Professor of Family and Sports Medicine at the VCOM-LAcampus in Monroe. He was previously Associate Professor and Director of the Athletic Training Program at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette. He holds the Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Oklahoma State University, an MS in Health and Sports Sciences fromUniversity of Oklahoma, and the BS in Kinesiology from LSU. He has been a practicing athletic trainer since 1997, with experience in high school, arena football and collegiate settings, and he served as an adjunct professor at University of Tulsa and Radford University. He was awarded the School of Kinesiology Faculty Member of the Year Award in 2016 at ULL and was elected Director of Continuing Education for the Louisiana Athletic Trainers Association. In June 2021, Dr. Aldret received the Athletic Trainer Service Award from the National Athletic Trainers Associationfor his career-long service commitment. In 2017, Dr. Aldret servedas an athletic trainer at the US Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and with USA Wrestling and traveled to tournaments in Belarus and Turkey. He served onthe medical team for the 2019 ParaPan American Games in Lima, Peru and onthe USOPC medical team for the 2021 United States Paralympic team in Tokyo. Dr. Aldret’s research interests are best practices in athletic training education, athlete diabetes management, novel concussion biomarkers, and athletic performance and post-eligibility health outcomes.