James Berry, MS, ATC, LAT

Mr. Berry earned his bachelor's degree in athletic training and his master's degree in human performance from Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, GA. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance

Prior to joining OPA, he worked as an athletic trainer for Piedmont Orthopedics in Macon, GA. His responsibilities included outreach to public high schools and surrounding counties. He specialized in football training and provided training coverage to all the local football teams' home games. Concurrently, Mr. Berry worked as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, teaching undergraduate courses including Prevention and Care of Orthopedic Injuries, Human Anatomy and Orthopedic Bracing and Taping. He worked closely with the university's athletic training professors and trained undergraduate students in the practice and implementation of the five domains of athletic training.

Mr. Berry is a melanoma survivor and, in 2015, was the athletic trainer, and a runner, for the 4k for Cancer relay team of 25 runners who ran from San Francisco to New York City. He assigned routes and mileage, developed team warm-ups and treated chronic and acute running injuries. They raised more than a million dollars for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

He is also a Mt. Marathon survivor and has a few scars to prove it. His hobbies include running, boating and travel and he is excited about participating in the wide the range of athletic activities.

EDUCATION

  • Master of Science, Human Performance (2016)
    Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA  
  • Bachelor of Science, Athletic Training (2014)
    Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA 

MEMBERSHIPS

  • National Athletic Trainers Association 
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

  • Completed master's degree with 3.9 GPA