Christopher Rizzo

Professor Rizzo is is in his 11th year of teaching and serving as the Clinical Education Coordinator for the Athletic Training Program.  He was promoted to the rank of Associate Clinical Professor in the spring of 2015.  His primary teaching duties include Fundamentals of Athletic Training, Diagnosis of Athletic and Orthopaedic Injuries and Physical Agents in Athletic Health Care.  In addition to his teaching duties, Professor Rizzo coordinates and maintains the AT Program's clinical affiliations throughout southern and central maine.  Professor Rizzo has successfully established clinical experiences for AT students representing a variety of practice settings including those of a  traditional (high school / college) and non-traditional (physician extender) nature.  He has developed  educational opportunites for AT students in conjunction with students from other health care programs as well as UNE's College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Professor Rizzo has presented both locally and nationally on the use of simulation to enhance student learning and experiences.  In 2013, he received the Mike Linkovich Professional Grant through the Maine Athletic Trainers' Association.  With the funding from the grant, he conducted an on-ice spineboarding simulation using a high fidelity patient simulator dressed in hockey equipment.  The Interprofessional simulation included Athletic Trainers, Athletic Training Students, as well as local EMTs.   



Indiana State University



Hartwick College


Board Certifications and Licenses

State of Maine - Athletic Trainer

National Strength and Conditioning Association

National Athletic Trainer's Association


Clinical Examination and Diagnosis

Interprofessional Education and Practice

The use of simulation to enhance student learning

Educational psychology

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Christopher Rizzo, MS, ATC, CSCS

Christopher Rizzo



Associate Clinical Professor; Clinical Education Coordinator

Decary Hall

(207) 602-2465

On Campus