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Dr. Rebecca McClinon is a native of Madison, Wisconsin.  Growing up in the Midwest she completed her undergraduate degree at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, before attending a master’s program at San Jose State University.  Having worked for Dr. Patrick Halpin since 2012, she recently completed a doctorate of athletic training at the University of Idaho and residency at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, and now joins the Sports Medicine Team Program as the Program Coordinator.  Rebecca is a board certified Athletic Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
With nearly 20 years of experience as an athletic trainer, she specializes in non-operative management of sports-related injuries and musculoskeletal care.  Her interests include manual therapy for acute and chronic injuries, pain management, and maximizing performance and injury outcomes utilizing a wide variety of innovative treatment paradigms.  Additionally, Dr. McClinon has served as an Associate Professor at South Puget Sound Community College for the past 10 years.
Dr. McClinon along with the Sports Medicine Team, partners with local providers including athletic trainers, physical therapists, chiropractors, primary care physicians and orthopaedic surgeons to provide comprehensive care for the physically active population.


  • Bachelor of Arts: Health and Athletic Training Luther College, Decorah IA
  • Master of Arts: Kinesiology, Subspecialty Athletic Training, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
  • Doctorate of Athletic Training, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
  • National Athletic Trainer Association Board Certified
  • Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Professional Associations

  • National Athletic Trainers' Association
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association