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.