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Randy L. Aldret, EdD

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Louisiana

Randy Aldret is the Assistant Dean for Research, Director of Faculty Development and Associate Professor of Family and Sports Medicine for the Monroe, Louisiana campus of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM-Louisiana). Previously, Dr. Aldret was an Associate Professor and the Director of the Athletic Training Program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Randy has been a licensed athletic trainer since 1997, with experience in the high school, arena football and collegiate settings, while also serving as an adjunct professor at two other schools (University of Tulsa and Radford University). In June 2021, Dr. Aldret received the Athletic Trainer Service Award from the NATA for his career-long commitment to serving his profession. In 2017, Dr. Aldret began volunteering as an athletic trainer at the US Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, and with USA Wrestling, traveling with the team to tournaments in Belarus and Turkey. He was selected to the medical team for the 2019 ParaPan American Games in Lima, Peru, and in August 2021, he was part of the USOPC medical team for the United States Paralympic team in Tokyo providing care to the US ParaJudo team. A multi-time, published researcher, his interests are best practices in athletic training education, athletic performance, and post-eligibility athlete health and social outcomes.