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Janelle Handlos, Ed.D., ATC

Associate Professor

[email protected]

(406) 683-7392

BARC 214


I am proud to have been teaching at my alma mater since 2001. I have had the opportunity to lead classes in every area of HHP and enjoy the variety of offerings in our department. As a licensed athletic trainer, I bring my clinical experience and patient/student-centered approach to the classroom.

At Montana Western, I serve our students and my colleagues by working on a wide variety of campus committees. My favorite activity of the year is our annual Scholarship Social during which Scholarship Committee members get to present students with awards that allow students to achieve their educational goals and pursue their dreams.

My off-campus service includes professional organization such as the Montana Athletic Trainers’ Association, Northwest Athletic Trainers’ Association, and service organizations in the Dillon area. In the spring I also have the opportunity to connect with student-athletes as a track and field coach at Beaverhead County High School.

Working together, Montana Western faculty and students have amazing opportunities to advancing knowledge, serve, and lead in the areas of Health and Human Performance.

Courses Taught

Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, Methods of Health Education, Personal Health & Wellness, First Aid & CPR, and Human Anatomy with Lab

Research Interests, Selected Publications and Presentations

My research focuses on the development and use of leadership and personal competencies in athletic training education programs and the practice of athletic training.

Martin, E., Handlos, J. L., & Ludwig, G. E. (2023). Implementation and evaluation of an interprofessional education workshop to enhance health care student resilience and adaptability. Journal of Athletic Training Education, 18(1), 33-40.

Adaptability and Resilience as Foundational Skills in Athletic Training. (2023, March). Northwest Athletic Trainers’ Association Symposium. Spokane, Washington.

Adapting Anatomical Education to the Block: Interdisciplinary Instruction from Dissection to Clinical Application. (2023, February). International Block and Intensive Learning and Teaching Association Conference. Online.

Handlos, J. L., & Ludwig, G. E. (2019). Leadership competence: Perspectives of athletic trainers new to practice. Journal of Athletic Training Education, 14(3), 191-197. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-18-076

The Value of Leadership, Management, and Personal Characteristic Competencies in Athletic Training Practice. (2015, March). Northwest Athletic Trainers’ Association Symposium. Spokane, Washington.