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PHOTO: Leah Schoen, MA, ATC

Leah Schoen, MA, ATC

Assistant Athletic Trainer

  • Office:PAPC 110
  • Phone: 540-568-5807
  • Email: schoe7lm@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    MSC 2301
    261 Bluestone Dr.
    Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807


Leah Schoen joined the sports medicine staff at JMU as an Assistant Athletic Trainer in August of 2013.  Schoen is currently responsible for the day-to-day care of the women's soccer program as well as serving as a preceptor for JMU's nationally-recognized athletic training program.  She comes to JMU with over six years of experience working with the highly competitive women’s soccer program at the University of Central Florida.

Schoen completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Florida in 2006.  While at Florida, she majored in exercise and sport sciences with a specialization in athletic training.  Upon completion of her undergraduate degree, she worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at UCF, working primarily with their women’s soccer team. Following her graduation from UCF in 2009, Schoen was hired as an assistant athletic trainer at UCF, continuing her work with their nationally-ranked women’s soccer program. 

Schoen is nationally certified by the Board of Certification and is a licensed athletic trainer by the Virginia Board of Medicine.  She is a certified CPR/AED instructor with the American Red Cross.  She also is a member of the U.S. Soccer National Team Athletic Trainer Pool.   

Schoen resides in Harrisonburg.


  • On May 20, 2015, the Athletic Training Strategic Alliance announced that the CAATE Standards for Accreditation of Professional Athletic Training Programs will be changed to require that professional programs be at the master’s degree level.  James Madison University is dedicated to meet this accreditation requirement in order to continue providing excellent education to produce strong athletic training health care providers.  Our transition to the master’s degree has begun and will influence students entering JMU as freshman in the fall 2018 semester and thereafter.  These students should refer to information on our Master of Science in Athletic Training Program

    For students who entered JMU in the fall of 2017 or are considering transferring to the University, please note the last admission cycle to the professional phase of the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree program will occur in spring 2019. Students who have completed all required AT courses and general education courses by the end of the 2019 first summer session are eligible to submit their admission application in April 2019.  Admission decisions will be made in July 2019 once the first summer session is complete.  All future students will need to apply to the Master of Science Program.  The final cohort of students seeking the BSAT degree will graduate in May 2021.


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