Neal Dutton

Job Titles

  • Associate Professor of Human Kinetics and Applied Health Science Emeritus
    Athletic Training, College of Arts and Sciences
    Community Health College of Arts and Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Human Kinetics and Applied Health Science
    Athletic Training Leadership (M.A.) Graduate School


Athletic Training, Nutrition, and Wellbeing

Started at Bethel



  • Eastern Washington University - B.A.Ed. in Physical Education, 1979
  • South Dakota State University - M.S. in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, 1980

Courses Taught

  • HAS279 Introduction to Athletic Training
  • HAS270 Applied Nutrition and Physical Fitness
  • PEA100 Physical Wellness
  • HAS331 Organization and Administration of Athletic Training


Core Values Mark of Distinction Award, Bethel University, 2015

National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, Twin Cities chapter Fred Zamberletti Award, 2008

Faculty Excellence in Service Award, Bethel University, 2008

Minnesota Athletic Trainers Association (MATA) Hall of Fame member, 2005

National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Athletic Trainer Service Award, 1999

MATA Appreciation of Service Award, 1994


Wrist and Hand Injuries; Splinting and Bracing for Return to Play. Twin Cities Sports Medicine Conference, St. Paul, MN. 2012

HIPAA Guidelines for Communication Across the Sports Medicine Team. Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center Conference, Minneapolis, MN. 2003

Ethical Dilemmas for the Sports Medicine Team: Defining and Defending the NATA Code of Ethics. National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT. 1997

Certificates and Licenses

  • BOC Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Registered Athletic Trainer, MN Board of Medical Practice

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association (GLATA) Executive Committee, Minnesota Representative, July 2015-2017

Minnesota Board of Medical Practice Athletic Trainer's Advisory Council, Chair, 2000-2008

Minnesota Athletic Trainers Association, President and President-Elect, 1991-1994

Teaching specialty

Athletic Training, Nutrition, and Well-Being