UNC PT Alumna Named First Female Head Athletic Trainer in Major Professional Sports

UNC PT alumna Sue Falsone (MS HMSC ’00) has been named head athletic trainer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, making her the first woman to attain this title in the history of major professional sports. Falsone became the first female physical therapist in the Major Leagues when she was hired by the Dodgers in 2007 and worked in that role through the 2010 season.

UNC PT Alumna Named First Female Head Athletic Trainer in Major Professional Sports
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Sue Falsone

In addition to her new responsibilities, she will continue with Athletes' Performance (AP) as vice president of performance physical therapy and team sports and spearhead a new partnership between the Dodgers and AP, which is located in Phoenix, to build a comprehensive physical development program for all levels of the organization.

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