Eric J. Fuchs, DA, ATC, AEMT, SMTC
Areas of Expertise: Emergency Care of Critically Injured Athlete, Emergency Action Planning design, development & Implementation, Medication use and storage both OTC & Prescription in the Athletic Training Facility, Athletic Training Program Accreditation, Design, Implementation and Curriculum Development, Curriculum and Program Design for Exercise Science Programs in Higher Education, Event Medicine, planning, logistics, EAPs & staffing.
Dr. Eric Fuchs currently serves as the Chair of the Department of Exercise & Sport Science and a Professor in the Master of Science in Athletic Training at Eastern Kentucky University. He previously served the athletic training program director for eight years and oversaw the transition from a B.S in Athletic Training to the Professional Master’s in Athletic Training. He previously served as program’s clinical education coordinator. Dr. Fuchs also serves periodically as guest lecture and has served as an adjunct faculty in the EKU Emergency Medical Care program. Dr. Fuchs is currently an adjunct faculty member for Florida International University’s Doctor of Athletic Training Program. Dr. Fuchs is currently certified as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician by the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) and is a Kentucky licensed AEMT. He is currently licensed by the Kentucky Board of Medical Imaging & Radiology Therapy for Limited Bone Densitometry.
Dr. Fuchs earned a Bachelor of Science in Health from Ohio University in 1992, a Master of Arts in Physical Education from San Jose State University’s in 1994, and a Doctor of Arts in Physical Education from Middle Tennessee State University in 2003.
Dr. Eric Fuchs has served as an invited speaker and presenter on a variety of emergency care topics including, emergency action planning, spinal motion restriction, IV access & administration, airway management, and medication management in an athletic training facility. He has presented on these topics at national, regional, and state conferences. Dr. Fuchs was selected as the subject matter expert by the National Athletic Trainers' Association for IV access and administration. Dr. Fuchs was appointed and served of the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure Athletic Training Advisory subcommittee task force. Additionally, he serves on the Kentucky Board of EMS (KEBMS) Wilderness Advance Practice Paramedic Scope of Practice Task Force.
Dr. Fuchs is a former president, and currently serves as treasurer, of the Kentucky Athletic Trainers’ Society. He also served in leadership roles with the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education(CAATE), and on the Southeast Athletic Trainers Association executive board.