Currently in her second year, Dr. Devon Serrano serves as the Director of Athletic Training for all of the College’s seven NCAA varsity teams and four competitive equestrian programs.
Originally from New York, Serrano completed in her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science from SUNY Cortland in 2012. She graduated from Bloomsburg University with a Master of Science in Clinical Athletic Training in 2014, having done two rotations with Bucknell University men’s lacrosse and football. Serrano graduated from Indiana State University in 2017 with a Doctorate in Athletic Training as a member of the inaugural cohort for the only CAATE-accredited doctoral program in the country.
Serrano came to Sweet Briar most recently from Columbus, GA where she worked through Auburn University as a member of the Warrior Athletic Training program at Fort Benning. She worked as the athletic trainer for soldiers in basic training for the United States Army at the 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry Regiment.
Prior to Fort Benning, Serrano worked as a contract athletic trainer at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. She worked as the athletic trainer with the women’s volleyball team and assisted with football, softball and women’s basketball for the Ragin’ Cajuns.
Directly after graduating from Bloomsburg, Serrano completed an internship with South Lake Hospital in Clarmont, FL. She served as an athletic trainer at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort.
In addition to her clinical responsibly at Sweet Briar, Serrano serves as the Athletic Department’s Title IX Educator and Representative. Currently she serves as an Escalation Workshop Facilitator and ambassador for the One Love Foundation.
Serrano is a Red Cross certified instructor for First Aid, CPR, AED and Lifeguarding. She is educated in various aspects of manual therapy including Maitland, Muscle Energy, Mulligan’s and Mobilization with Movement. She is also a Graston and Myofasical Decompression provider.
Serrano holds specializations in Women’s Fitness and Golf Fitness from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is credentialed as an ImPACT trained athletic trainer through ImPACT Applications and holds a certification in Mental Health First Aid for Adults.
Serrano currently serves as a preceptor for the Athletic Training Education programs at Lynchburg College, Liberty University and Longwood University. She is also a member of the Public Relations Committee for the Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Research Interests include women’s health and physical well-being, mental health, concussions, and equestrian athletic care. Currently, Serrano is working on two practice-based research projects focused on equestrian athlete care.