|Position:||Senior Associate Athletic Trainer|
|Hometown:||North Miami Beach, Fla.|
|Alma Mater:||Florida State|
Shelly Mullenix joined the LSU Athletic Training Staff in 1997 after working as a graduate athletic trainer and assistant athletic trainer from 1992-96.
Now a senior associate athletic director at LSU, Mullenix will play a key role in ensuring that the physical and mental health needs of student-athletes are met. Mullenix also serves the LSU Department of Kinesiology as a Preceptor and Clinical Supervisor for the Athletic Training Education Program.
In 2009, Mullenix added the title and duties of Director of Wellness to other roles, serving as the athletic training liaison to the Athletic Department Assistance Program (ADAP), which helps maintain the physical and psychological well-being of student-athletes. Mullenix is also the sports medicine liaison to the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes and the athletic department’s sports psychology & counseling division, assisting in the identification and treatment of athletes’ academic and behavioral issues.
Mullenix has worked collaboratively with the athletic department’s sports registered dietitians by providing nutritional guidance in both team presentations and individualized counseling. Administratively, she assists with the recruitment of athletic training students, serves as co-coordinator of graduate athletic trainer development, and provides leadership and guidance in the development of athletic training administrative policies.
With an increasing focus on sports science, Mullenix works collaboratively with nationally recognized researchers using a scientific approach to help minimize injury with the utilization of advanced research tools. These research efforts are directed towards the evaluation of biomechanics and human performance as it relates to optimal hydration status, concussion evaluation and management, as well as the enhancement of overall sports performance in the student-athlete.
Active also in the private sector, Mullenix created Integrated Sports Management (ISM), LLC, in 2006, a consulting company that provides a unique system of program administration, integrating four critical components of successful collegiate athletics: drug testing, mental health services, peer leadership and proper nutrition. Through ISM, Mullenix has consulted with several non-competing Division I collegiate programs and worked three seasons as a contracted consultant for the Miami Dolphins, providing support services in the area of nutritional and psychological consultation.
Mullenix is currently enrolled in the LSU School of Social work in pursuit of a second master’s degree (MSW) with aspirations to add clinical counseling as a component of her practice. She is married to Matthew Mullenix and the couple has twin daughters, Maggie and Briana.