Athletic Training Program Faculty

Meet the Faculty

Program Director: 

Nicole Chimera, PhD, ATC, CSCS, Assistant Professor;

  • BS, West Chester University 
  • MEd, Temple University
  • PhD., University of Delaware. 

Clinical Coordinator:

Jeff Sage, MS, ATC, CSCS, PES, Clinical Assistant Professor and Head Athletic Trainer;

  • BS, SUNY College at Brockport
  • MS, California University of Pennsylvania


Rebecca Besch, MS, ATC, CSCS, PES Clinical Assistant Professor;

  • BS, Canisius College
  • MS, California University of Pennsylvania

Lynn Matthews, MS, ATC, PT, DPT, COMT, Assistant Professor;

  • BS, West Virginia University
  • BS, University at Buffalo 
  • MS, Bradley University
  • DPT, Daemen College

Adjunct Faculty: 


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The M. Angela Canavan, OSF Legacy Society was established to recognize those thoughtful members of the Rosary Hill/Daemen College community who have made a provision for the college in their estate plans through a bequest, life insurance policy, trust, retirement plan, IRA or other planned gift.