Valerie W. Herzog, EdD, LAT, ATC

Associate Professor
Graduate Athletic Training Program Director

Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education
Department of Health Promotion & Human Performance
2801 University Circle
Ogden, UT 84408-2801
801-626-6228 (fax)




PEP 4890 - Cooperative Work Experience - Athletic Therapy majors

 MSAT 6085, 6090 Research Methods II & III

MSAT 6450 Basic Rehabilitation

MSAT 6451 Advanced Rehabilitation

MSAT 6500 Introduction to Graduate Athletic Training

MSAT 6504 - Graduate Practicum IV

MSAT 6600 Administration and Management in Athletic Training

MSAT 6998 - BOC Exam Preparation



Graduate Athletic Training Students

Athletic Therapy majors



Marshall University
Huntington, WV
Ed.D. Higher Education Administration

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
MEd Athletic Training

Alderson-Broaddus College
Philippi, WV
BS Athletic Training



Weber State University


Higher Level Thinking

South Charleston, WV

Created, marketed, and distributed SimWriter Software


United States Olympic Training Center
Lake Placid, NY

Provide coverage for ski jumping, women's ice hockey men's volleyball, and luge.

University of Charleston
Charleston, WV

Provide coverage for Men's and Women's Soccer, Basketball, Crew, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball.

Taught coursework in CAAHEP accredited undergraduate athletic training program.


Orlando Olympic Soccer-
Orlando, Florida

Provided medical coverage for Olympic Soccer teams.

University of Virginia
Charlottesville VA

Main responsibilities with Women's Soccer, Track and private patients.

Virginia Episcopal School
Lynchburg, VA

Covered all boys' and girls' sports including football, lacrosse, wrestling, basketball, soccer, field hockey, baseball, softball and track. Trained and supervised athletic training students.

Duke University
Durham, NC

Provided medical coverage for girls' and boys' soccer and baseball camps.



My husband, Tim, and I live in Ogden with our daughters, Isabelle and Jade. We moved to Utah from West Virginia in 2004. I am originally from Florida, but have lived all over the East coast. My husband is from Spokane, WA and also teaches Chemistry at Weber State. We all love the outdoors and have really enjoyed Utah's skiing, hiking, and wildlife.


Teaching Philosophy

I believe that a teacher must be a facilitator of learning and a motivating force that guides the student through the learning process and teaches the student the skills necessary to be a lifetime learner. This is accomplished by a variety of techniques described below. However, the most important ingredient in the learning process is the building of a personal relationship between a knowledgeable teacher and a student, such that individual student needs can be addressed on a personal level.

Teaching should be so much more than simply disseminating information. The role of a teacher is to be a facilitator of learning, allowing students to take responsibility for their education. Because students learn in such a variety of ways, teaching techniques must be varied to allow them multiple opportunities to grasp each major concept. While traditional lecturing is sometimes unavoidable, class discussions, group work, interactive technology, and independent discovery should predominate.


Professional Focus

Governmental Affairs in Athletic Training

Therapeutic Rehabilitation



Herzog VW, Anderson D, Starkey C. Increasing freshmen applications in the secondary admissions process. Athletic Training Education Journal; 2008; 2: 67-74.

Herzog, VW, Smith, M, Ruden, T, & Hohn E. Preseason Football Conditioning Research Project. Awarded $3,000 Hemingway New Faculty Grant from the Weber State University Research, Scholarship, and Professional Growth Committee.

Herzog, VW, Prisk, D. Student Retention in Undergraduate Athletic Training Education Programs. Poster Presentation at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Educator’s Conference. Montgomery, TX.

Herzog, VW. Sunrise-Sunset. Presented at General Session at the 2004 National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia. Baltimore, MD Invited Speaker

Herzog, VW. (July 30, 2004) Sunrise, Sunset. Presented at the Board of Certification Regulatory Conference. Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Speaker.

Herzog V. (May 17, 2003) Pregnancy and Competitive Athletics. Presented at Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting. Virginia Beach, VA Invited Speaker.

Herzog V. Scenario-Based Testing for Allied Health Professionals. Athletic Therapy Today. March 2003; 8(2): 50-51.

Herzog VW. Exercising for Two. Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation. Feb. 2003; 12(2): 53-58.

Herzog VW. (June 15, 2002) Pregnancy and Competitive Athletics. Presented as a minicourse at the 2002 National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia. Dallas, TX Invited Speaker.

Herzog VW. (March 23, 2001) The Pregnant Athlete. Presented at the 2001 West Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Sports Medicine Conference, hosted by HealthSouth, Parkersburg, WV. Invited Speaker.

Ansoleaga E, Wirth VJ. Microcurrent Electrical Stimulation May Reduce Clinically Induced Mild Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. Journal of Athletic Training


Awarded the John A. Lindquist Award for ongoing commitment to mentoring WSU students in learning through community involvement.

Awarded the National Athletic Trainers' Association Service Award

Awarded the West Virginia Athletic Trainer of the Year Award

Elected as President of the West Virginia Athletic Trainers' Association

NATA Postgraduate Scholarship Award

University of Virginia Southern Women’s Scholarship Recipient

Honors Program and Cum Laude graduate Alderson-Broaddus College


Significant Accomplishments & Publications

Full Vita

Current Professional Service

President, Utah Athletic Trainers Association

NATA Governmental Affairs Committee

CAATE Site Visit Review Team

Board of Certification Athletic Training Regulatory Conference Advisory Committee


Recent Publications

Cox R, Herzog VW. The Effect of Pointe Shoe Toe Box Shape on Proprioception in Novice Ballet Dancers. Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2013;11(2).

Herzog VW, Ruden T, Hansen RA, Smith M, Berry D. Acclimitization to heat during preseason football practices at a Division I university: A pilot study. Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2009;7(2).

Zimmerman EP, Herzog VW. Utilizing conflict resolution strategies to improve relationships with clinical instructors. Athletic Therapy Today. 2009;14(4) (in press).

Herzog VW, Zimmerman EP. Transformational leadership and building relationships with clinical instructors. Athletic Therapy Today. 2009;14(3):39-41(in press).



2012 Master of Science in Athletic Training Graduates




My girls:  Isabelle and Jade