Rene Shingles

  • Position: Professor and Internship Coordinator (Athletic Training)
  • Department: School of Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences
  • Campus Address: Health Professions Building 1206
  • Office Hours: TBD
  • Phone: 989-774-2378
  • Email:
  • ATR 441: Pre-Internship and Professional Development  
  • ATR 482:  Athletic Training Internship
  • HSC 532: Diversity Issues in Health Professions

Degrees and Universities:

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
M.S., Illinois State University 
Ph.D., Michigan State University 
Athletic Training Education, Illinois State University
  • Current Practice Setting: Injury Care Center University Recreation Central Michigan University

Honors and Recognitions:

BOC Certified Athletic Trainer
Michigan Licensed Athletic Trainer
National Athletic Trainers' Association Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award 
National Athletic Trainers' Association Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee Bill Chisolm Professional Service Award 
Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association Dedicated Service Award 
Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association Outstanding Educator's Award 
United Way of Isabella County Quality of Life Award
National Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame, Class of 2018 (1st African American Woman)
Central Michigan University Honorary Alumni Award, 2018
Illinois State University College of Applied Science and Technology, Hall of Fame Award, 2017
Michigan ACE Distinguished Woman in Higher Education Leadership Award, 2014
Central Michigan University Woman of the Year, 2014
Central Michigan University Excellence in Teaching Award, 2014
Central Michigan University Lorrie Ryan Memorial Scholarship, 2014

Professional Organizations:

National Athletic Trainers' Association 
Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association 
Michigan Athletic Trainers Society


Shingles, R. R. (May, 2018). Beyond the list of traits: Addressing and assessing cultural needs of patients in health care settings. Kinesiology Review, 7 (2), 173-179.

Brunett, M. & Shingles, R. R. (May, 2018). Does having a culturally competent healthcare provider affect the patients’ experience or satisfaction?: A critically-appraised topic. Journal of Sport and Rehabilitation, 27 (3), 284-288.

Brancaleone, M. P., Shingles, R. R. & DeLellis, N. (July, 2017). Deaflympians satisfaction of athletic training services at the 2013 Deaflympic Summer Games. Journal of Athletic Training, 52 (7), 708-718.

Brancaleone, M. P. & Shingles, R. R. (2015). Communication patterns among athletes who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and athletic trainers: A pilot study. Athletic Training & Sports Health Care, 7 (1), 29-33.

Sabo, R., Shingles, R., Lopes, J., Toner, J., Naeve-Velguth, S., & Woods, S.  (April 2012).  Using online instruments to assess learning styles of health profession students:  A pilot study.  The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice.  10(2).

Cartwright, L. & Shingles, R. R. (2011) Cultural competence in sports medicine. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. 

Marra, J., Covassin, T., Shingles, R. R., Canady, R., & Mackowiac, T. (2010). Assessment of certified athletic trainers’ levels of cultural competence in the delivery of health care. Journal of Athletic Training.  45 (4), 380-385

Marra, J., Covassin, T., Shingles, R. R., Canady, R., & Mackowiac, T. (2009). Assessment of certified athletic trainers’ levels of cultural competence in the delivery of health care. Supplement to Journal of Athletic Training, 44(3), S62-S63 .

Shingles, R. R. & Smith, Y. R. (2008). Perceptions of sexual harassment in athletic training. Athletic Training Education Journal. 3(3), 102-107.

Research Areas:

Women in Athletic Training, Cultural Competency