Deanna Mackey
Assistant Professor
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Deanna Schick came to Trinity to be the Athletic Therapist for the varsity athletics teams. She taught the Athletic Injuries course in addition to these duties and was soon asked to come to the Human Kinetics department full-time. She has over 10 years of teaching experience in a variety of settings and brings this knowledge to Trinity classrooms. Deanna's research centers on injury rates in athletics and she is working on a PhD in the area of concussion assessment.

Deanna also continues to be involved in the sport medicine community. She was recently the Medical Director of the BC Summer Games. An exciting opportunity was serving as the Supervisor of Athletic Therapy for the 2010 Olympics and Paralympics. She has been active with the provincial and national Athletic Therapy Associations serving as the Chair of the Education Committee of the CATA and the President of the ATABC. In the past few years Deanna has been recognized by the CATA with a research grant and two writing awards. She recently stepped down from the Board of Directors of SportMed BC after six years of service.

Deanna's commitment to the field of athletic therapy spurred the partnership with Mount Royal College that Trinity has today to train future athletic therapists. Deanna coordinates the Athletic Therapy Stream in the School of Human Kinetics. She enjoys working with students preparing for their certification exams and helping hone their skills.

Research & Scholarship


  • Ph.D. (Candidate) Experimental Medicine (University of British Columbia)
  • M.Sc. Kinesiology (University of Calgary)
  • B.P.E. Physical Education (University of Saskatchewan)
  • Certified Athletic Therapist (CAT(C)) Canadian Athletic Therapy Association
  • Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) National Athletic Trainers Association

Recent Publications

  • "Injuries during the 2006 Women's Rugby World Cup" British Journal of Sport Medicine: Vol 42, No. 6, June, 2008.
  • "Injury Rates and Profiles in Female Ice Hockey Players" American Journal of Sport Medicine, Vol 31, No. 1, Jan/Feb 2003, pp. 47-52.
  • "Scapular Fracture in Rugby" Athletic Therapy Today, Vol 7, No. 4, July 2002, pp. 56-57.

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Athletic Therapy Association of BC
  • Canadian Athletic Therapy Association
  • SportMed BC


Athletic therapy, injury epidemiology, injury prevention, rehabilitation, sport nutrition

Courses Taught

  • HKIN 103 Weight Training
  • HKIN 104 Fitness for Living
  • HKIN 190 Concepts in Physical Education
  • HKIN 372 Athletic Injuries
  • HKIN 420 Sport Nutrition
  • HKIN 472 Practicum in Athletic Therapy