I left Mount Union as an undergrad and was able to work at the Division I level because of the diverse background attained here. I often tell my students, “The day you stop learning is the day you should prepare to fail.”

Fun Facts

Surprising Fact about Yourself
I have taped the ankles of nine professional football players and presented at the 6th Annual International Conference on Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences in Athens, Greece.
Words from a Student
The most surprising thing I’ve learned from a student is to take five minutes for myself each day. In fact, he gave me a framed sign that hangs in my office to remind me each day.
Favorite Quote or Motto
“To succeed and have a happy life, you need common sense, a commitment to hard work and the courage to go your own way. Interest is not enough –you must be passionate about what you do. Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life. “ ~Robert Mondavi
If You Weren’t a Professor and Certified Athletic Trainer
I’d be involved in medicine.
Places to Visit or Things to Do
Australia and Ireland
Favorite Movie
Field of Dreams
Favorite Book
Anything written by Nicholas Sparks because he writes about the beaches in North Carolina, which is where I used to live!
Hobbies and Interests
Traveling, photography and cooking
If You Could Teach Another Class
Environmental physiology

Morgan Cooper-Bagley

Teaching Area(s): Athletic Training

Title: Director of Athletic Training Education and Instructor of Human Performance and Sport Business

Courses Taught: Athletic Training, First Year Seminar, Medical Terminology

Career
After graduating Mount Union, I worked as an athletic trainer at Kent State University for two years. I then took a job as an athletic trainer and instructor at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC for four years before returning to Mount Union. 

Teaching Style
I try to use a well-rounded approach when teaching. I understand that some learn by doing, some by seeing and some by hearing, so I attempt to do all three in everything that I teach. I use many of the aspects of cooperative learning as well. I believe that working in small groups encourages students to work independently and with each other.

Working at Mount Union
In the classroom I appreciate that students learn differently and my favorite is to see that ‘ah ha’ moment when a student understands and learns something new. I enjoy that no two days are the same and that every day presents new challenges. I also enjoy working with and being part of a team.

Actual Experience
Our athletic training program provides real-life experience for our students. From the start of their journey in the program, students work with a certified athletic trainer and many athletic teams to help continue their education from the classroom to the field.

Student Preparation
We prepare our students to continue to learn, grow and serve with a well-rounded liberal arts education. I left Mount Union as an undergrad and was able to work at the Division I level because of the diverse background attained here. I often tell my students, “The day you stop learning is the day you should prepare to fail.”

Research Interests
Caffeine, cognitive function, aerobic performance, anaerobic performance, environmental factors on performance, post-concussion syndrome

Education
B.S., Athletic Training, Mount Union College
M.A., Exercise Physiology, Kent State University

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