Lecturer, Athletic Training

Denise Alosa served as assistant athletic trainer at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Me., before helping to open an outpatient sports medicine clinic in Burlington, VT. She started an outreach program to local high schools and community-based athletic healthcare programs and pursued a graduate degree in exercise science from the University of New Hampshire. She then began teaching in UVM's Athletic Training Education Program, and became the curriculum director in 1994. Four years later, she became the first full-time secondary school athletic trainer in Vermont.

Denise has served terms as secretary and treasurer for the Vermont Association of Athletic Trainers, and was an active member in pursuit of state licensure. She is currently the District 1 Women in Athletic Training Committee representative, and the chair of the programming subcommittee for that organization. She serves as the Medical Coordinator for the Vermont City Marathon, New England’s second biggest marathon. She continues as a lecturer at the University of Vermont, and is a co-investigator on a large research project sponsored by the National Institute of Health studying "Injury Risk Factors of the Lower Extremity" in collegiate and high school athletes. She has co-authored numerous articles on that subject. She has presented at numerous conferences on local, regional and national levels.

Denise resides in South Burlington, Vermont, and enjoys photography, golf, home improvement projects, and spending time with her family.


  • M.S., Exercise Science; University of New Hampshire
  • B.S., Physical Therapy; University of Vermont