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Meet DSU’s MAT Accreditation Team

Meet DSU’s MAT Accreditation Team

Peter J. Neibert, PhD, ATC
Associate Professor/Director

Dr. Neibert received his PhD in Higher Education from the University of Idaho in 2004. He received a Master’s Degree in Athletic Training from Western Michigan University in 1997 and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education/Athletic Training from Idaho State University in 1996. Dr. Neibert has over 22 years of experience in the field of athletic training. He has worked in several athletic training work settings including; secondary schools, universities and sports medicine clinics.

Experience with CAATE accreditation: Dr. Neibert spent the first 6 years of his academic career at Xavier University in Cincinnati Ohio, where he served as a Professor and Clinical education coordinator for the CAATE (Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education) accredited AT program. While at Xavier he assisted with the reaccreditation of the undergraduate AT program. The next 9 years he served as an Associate Professor/ Chair of the Division of Athletic Training at the University of Northern Iowa, in Cedar Falls, IA. While Chair of the Division of AT, he led the development of the Professional Masters of Athletic Training program and led it through CAATE accreditation. He has now brought that 22 years of experience to Dixie State University to create a premier Professional Masters of Athletic Training program here at DSU. Dr. Neibert is excited to accept the first cohort of students to begin Fall 2019. The MAT program will be housed in the new Human Performance Center, where amongst other labs will include a 1300 sq/ft Athletic Training Laboratory.

Dr. Neibert is happily married to Camille Neibert and has three beautiful children.

Dillon Hyland DAT, LAT, ATC
Assistant Professor/ Clinical Education Coordinator

Dr. Hyland is the Clinical Coordinator for CAATE (Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education) who works with regional stakeholders, athletic trainers, and preceptors to create exemplary learning environments for student growth here at Dixie State University. Previously he spent 5 years as a practicing athletic trainer in various environments including prep school, high school, division 1, and the last 4 years as a practicing preceptor.  This experience has formulated a vision for quality learning environments – and it’s not a high volume of hours on site.  His focus is the quality of the time spent, the interactions of the people around the student, and the transparency and vulnerability of both the student and the preceptor.

Dr. Hyland has received awards and recognition for his quality interactions with students at multiple institutions around the United States, including the David H. Perrin Most Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the University of Utah for strong patient and student interactions and is a published author in subject matter relating to Athletic Training. Dr. Hyland is a certified and licensed athletic trainer. He received his AS from River Valley Community College as a Physical Therapists Assistant, his BS as an Athletic Trainer from Keene State College, his MS in Sports Medicine from the University of Utah, and his Doctorate in Athletic Training from Indiana State University. 

Dr. Hyland Resides in St. George, Utah with his Dog, Edith.