Dana Van Pelt, PT, DPT, MBA, ATC, SCAT is a SC licensed physical therapist, and a SC certified athletic trainer. He is originally from Ithaca, New York and has lived in Boca Raton, Florida for much of his life. Dana has graduated from Ithaca College, Stony Brook University, Nova Southeastern University, and Temple University with degrees in physical education, physical therapy and business. His clinical doctorate degree in physical therapy is from Temple University.
Over the years Dr. Van Pelt has managed healthcare programs at all levels of athletics and for six years was the director of health services for the Women’s Tennis Association, a worldwide management responsibility. He is a master therapist with advanced clinical skills for the treatment of orthopedic and sports related injuries. Dr. Van Pelt has treated some of the world’s premier athletes and has been successful at creating treatment programs to accelerate the return to sport and life.
Dr. Van Pelt is the Center Coordinator of Clinical Education (APTA-CCCE) and clinical instructor (APTA-CI) for doctorate physical therapy students from across the country. He serves as a mentor for students at Clemson University with interest in the professions of physical therapy and athletic training.
Hampton Shugart PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, TPI-1 Is a SC licensed physical therapist and APTA board certified orthopedic specialist. He is originally a local from upstate South Carolina with strong roots throughout the state, including his grandfather being a member of Clemson University’s undefeated football team in 1948. Hampton followed his father, a football player at the University of South Carolina, and completed his B.S. in Exercise Science at USC. He then followed up with another USC in earning a clinical doctorate degree in physical therapy at the University of Southern California.
Upon beginning his professional career in outpatient orthopedic practice, Hampton pursued advanced post-doctorate training and education through Emory University Orthopedic Residency program. Since then he has worked in various outpatient settings with a wide range of the general and active population. He also holds certifications in strength and conditioning as well as a Titleist Performance Institute Certification to aide in the evaluation, treatment, and enhancement of golfers and other athletes.
In addition to being eager to help the Clemson community on and off campus, he also enjoys learning new and excited material in the field and educating others to further advance the profession of Physical Therapy.
Samantha Queen, SCAT, ATC is a board certified and licensed athletic trainer. Native to San Diego, California, she attended San Diego State University and earned a B.S. in Athletic Training in 2021. She is now working as a Certified ATC here at UPTSM and Clemson University Recreation, serving Club Sports and ROTC.
Sam has worked in the rehabilitation and athletic training world since she was in high school and has a passion for working with youth and military personnel. With her father serving for 20 years she hopes to pursue a career as an Athletic Trainer for those in the service.
She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism at Clemson University and will graduate in the spring of 2024.
In her free time, Sam loves collecting vinyl records coaching or playing soccer, and doing anything outdoors.
Bailey Caton, SCAT, ATC is a board certified and licensed athletic trainer. She is a proud Michigan native and earned her B.S. in Athletic Training from Central Michigan University in 2018.
She began her professional career by serving as the athletic trainer for the men’s ice hockey team at Hope College in Holland, Michigan for two years. In August of 2020, Bailey made the move to western South Carolina where she now works as a Certified Athletic Trainer at UPTSM as well as Clemson University Campus Recreation, servicing club sport and ROTC athletes. She is currently pursuing her M.S. in Applied Health Research and Evaluation at Clemson and will graduate in May of 2022.
In her free time, Bailey loves doing anything active and outdoors including, hiking, golfing, camping, and being at the lake.