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Program Overview

Head Athletic Trainer ... Steve Nemes
Office Phone ... 484-664-3391

Associate Athletic Trainer ... Lindsay Porembo

Office Phone ... 484-664-3063
Assistant Athletic Trainer ..Sara Talarico
Office Phone ... 484-664-3863

Assistant Athletic Trainer ..Jamie Scalise
Office Phone ... 484-664-3391
Office Fax ... 484-664-3537

Enthusiastic, Hardworking, Devoted? Do you love people and sports? If you can answer yes to these questions you might be just the right person to become part of one of the best experiences on the campus of Muhlenberg College. The Muhlenberg College Athletic Training staff is hardworking, dedicated individuals who are responsible for providing sports medicine coverage for every varsity athletic program on campus.

The staff is led by Head Athletic Trainer Steve Nemes, Associate Athletic Trainers Lindsay Porembo and Assistant Athletic Trainers Sara Talarico and Jamie Scalise. The core of our staff is our student First Aiders.

The student first aiders are truly the “right arm” of the athletic training staff. These are work-study positions where the student first aider is responsible for assisting in the daily activities of team coverage. These responsibilities include but are not limited to pre and post practice/game preparation, and under the supervision of certified athletic training staff members first aiders help with the coverage of home practices and games. They also have the opportunity to travel with the teams to some of the best small liberal arts schools in the Northeast. Many of our teams also schedule games, either in season or out of season, which may include participating in such places as Florida, the Bahamas or Europe. Our student first aiders are extended the same opportunity as the athletes to be a part of any of these trips.

This is a very fulfilling experience. The hours are flexible, which provides the student the chance to explore many of the other excellent extracurricular opportunities found at Muhlenberg College. We not only strive for excellence in the athletic training room but most importantly in the classroom. Several of our student first aiders pursue careers in the allied health field. Over the years we have had several of our students become successful physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers and other allied healthcare professionals as well as careers in other fields. Two of our student first aiders have been nominated for the Sears Directors Cup Postgraduate Scholarship for NCAA Division III schools. In 1998 one of our students won this prestigious award. This award goes to a non-athlete who is providing a service for the athletic program and has exemplified outstanding academics and service to their institution and community.

If you would like more information or are interested in becoming a student first aider please call Steve Nemes at 484-664-3391 or e-mail at snemes@muhlenberg.edu.

Head Athletic Trainer Steve Nemes
Steve Nemes is in his 32nd year as head athletic trainer at Muhlenberg. A graduate of West Chester University, he is currently Workshop Committee Chair of the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association. Steve is a Hall of Fame member of the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society (PATS) Inc., for which he has also served as chair of the Ethics Committee, Eastern Representative and a member of the Board of Directors. Also a certified NATA national examiner, Nemes is a former chair of the MAC and Centennial Conference Athletic Training Committee and coordinates the athletic training budgets for the member schools in the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges.

To contact Steve Nemes:
Steve Nemes
Muhlenberg College
2400 Chew Street
Allentown, PA 18104
(484) 664-3391

Questions or comments? Send mail to snemes@muhlenberg.edu