Athletic Trainers | UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids

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Meet our full time athletic training staff:

Chris Ipson, MA, LAT, ATC
Chris has a master's degree in Sport Sciences from Denver University and has been a certified athletic trainer since 1980. He has over 35 years of experience in professional and Division I ice hockey and serves as athletic trainer and equipment manager for the Cedar Rapids Roughriders in the USHL.

Vince Klopfenstein, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, NASM PES
Vince has a master's degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion with an emphasis in injury prevention and performance enhancement from California University of Pennsylvania. He has been certified since 2005 and came to UnityPoint Health in February 2012. Vince is the lead athletic trainer for the Sports Medicine program at St. Luke's Hospital and provides athletic training for the Linn Mar school district.

Marissa Yorgey, LAT, ATC
Marissa earned a bachelor's of arts in Athletic Training from Cedarville University in Ohio and her Master's in Athletic Training from Indiana State University. Marissa has been a certified athletic trainer since 2014 and enjoys working in the youth sports setting. Currently, Marissa works with Linn-Mar School District, providing care for junior high and high school athletics.  


To learn more about athletic trainers, visit www. nata.org