Todd Kleinhans joined the Morrisville State athletic department staff in 2007 as head athletic trainer for the Mustangs 400+ NCAA Division III student-athletes across 17 intercollegiate athletic teams.
He is responsible for overseeing the daily healthcare needs and physical status of all athletes to ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations required for participation. Kleinhans works primarily with the men's and women's soccer programs, along with the women's volleyball, men's ice hockey and men's lacrosse teams.
Aside from treating student-athletes, Kleinhans also supervises a staff that includes two additional certified athletic trainers, student interns and a number of work study students.
Kleinhans is trained through Drug Free Sport to administer and oversee random drug testing. He also assisted in developing a concussion management protocol and sports medicine policies and procedures outlining emergency procedures for all intercollegiate athletic injuries that occur on campus.
For the past three years, Kleinhans has served as the chair of the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Athletic Trainers Committee. Under his direction, athletic trainers from within the conference have received specialized continuing education during the spring retreat.
Prior to being hired as the college’s first full-time athletic trainer, Kleinhans was under contract with Morrisville State through Hamilton Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine for eight years as an athletic trainer for the Mustangs. He also served as a clinician with the physical therapy department at Hamilton Orthopaedics for post-operative and orthopedic therapy patients. During that time, Kleinhans also served as an adjunct faculty member in the sports, nutrition and fitness management department, developing and implementing a course curriculum for SNFM 240, Care and Prevention of Athletic injuries.
Kleinhans received his Bachelor of Science degree in sports sciences from Elmira College in 1998, and continued his education at West Chester University in the summer sports medicine program. He obtained his NATABOC certification in February 1999, and New York State License in November 1999.
Since obtaining his certification, Kleinhans has held a variety of positions throughout New York, including working as the head athletic trainer at Roberts Wesleyan College, assistant athletic trainer with the Rochester Raging Rhinos and a physical therapy aide/athletic trainer with the Orthopedic and Sports Therapy office in Elmira.