Amber Radtke, a native of Holland, M.I., became the athletic trainer at the CCBC Essex in August 2016. She is employed by MedStar National Rehabilitation Network.
Prior to joining the Knights, Radtke was an assistant athletic trainer at Winthrop University Rock Hill, S.C.), providing athletic training services to the women’s lacrosse and volleyball programs, as well as serving as the graduate assistant coordinator. While at Winthrop, she served as the Haudenosaunee Nation women’s lacrosse athletic trainer at the FILA World Cup of Lacrosse in Oshawa, Canada.
Radtke received her master’s degree in athletic training from the University of Kentucky in 2012. She was a graduate assistant athletic trainer with the men’s and women’s tennis and cheerleading programs. At Kentucky, she completed her thesis on “Differences in functional assessment performance among knee patients and healthy controls.” In addition, she was awarded a National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation master’s scholarship.
Before earning her graduate degree, Radtke was an intern athletic trainer at Northwestern University from 2009-2010 working with the men’s soccer and women’s fencing teams. She graduated from the University of Michigan (Ann Harbor, M.I.) in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training.
Radtke is a corrective exercise specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is an American Red Cross and Emergency Care and Safety Institute CPR/AED and first aid instructor. In addition, she serves as president of the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference athletic training group.
When not in the athletic training room, you can find her on her yoga mat, running, cooking and/or traveling around the U.S. and the world. She currently resides in Baltimore, Md.