Rachel Johnson Krug, EdD, LAT, ATC 

Athletic Training and Kinesiology Department Chair
Associate Professor


Originally from Bismarck, ND, Dr. Rachel Johnson Krug was drawn to the athletic training field because of the work this profession does with the active population. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in athletic training and physical education from the University of Mary in 1992/1993 and a master’s degree in administration and exercise science in 1995 from Fort Hayes State University in Hayes, KS, where she also was an athletic trainer at High Plains Sports Medicine Clinic. She went to Beaver Dam, WI where she was the first athletic trainer at the Beaver Dam Community Hospital. During her tenure at the hospital, she began and grew the sports medicine program to provide athletic training services to multiple area high schools.

Johnson Krug has over 20 years of experience as an athletic trainer, as well as over 10 years of teaching experience in the K-12 setting. She started in 2010 at the University of Mary as the Program Director for Athletic Training, and has been instrumental in developing and starting a master’s degree in kinesiology, a bachelor’s degree in biomechanics, and transitioning the athletic training program from a bachelor’s degree to a master’s degree. Johnson Krug’s research interests lie in burnout in athletic training and athletic training students, interprofessional education and experience, and behavioral health. In 2016, she was the recipient of the Guardian Angel Award for Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department.

Johnson Krug, R., Strand, B., German, N. (2017, Fall/Winter). A Review of Burnout Concerns in Athletic Training. Future Focus,XXXVIII (2), 13-22.

2012, September. Recap on the North Dakota Athletic Training Association state meeting

Published in the newsletter for athletic trainers in the state.      

2018, January.  Burnout.  Presented at the CD SHAPE conference, Sioux Falls, SD.

2017, April. Burnout in Athletic Training II. Presented at the North Dakota State Athletic Training Association State Meeting, Fargo, ND.

2016, April. Burnout in Athletic Training. Presented at the North Dakota State Athletic Training

Association State Meeting, Bismarck, ND.