Tyler Baran

Class Year



Germantown, Wisconsin


Athletic Training

Tyler came to Carthage to study athletic training. Now he’s working toward his goal of becoming a certified athletic trainer with the armed forces.

“Athletic training is more than a major. The skills you learn in your four short years here will help you to become a better individual in general,” he says. “These skills prepare you to handle emergency situations wherever you may be. You are also in a position to apply your skills to evaluate and prevent injury to those around you.”

He enjoys the opportunity to work with high caliber athletes, he says, helping them to stay healthy and reach their goals on a day-to-day basis.


“Athletic training is more than a major. The skills you learn in your four short years here will help you to become a better individual in general.”

Tyler Baran, ’17

Career goal

“After graduation, I would like to attend graduate school to pursue a career working with our armed forces as a certified athletic trainer.”

How have Carthage faculty had an impact on your life or Carthage career?

Jake Dinauer brings real-life experience to the classroom. He tells stories about emergency situations and how they were handled. By hearing these stories and knowing how they were handled, I am able to develop the skills I need to handle a similar situation. His honest criticism helps to further develop skills and mold me into a better athletic trainer.”

Favorite class

“All of my athletic training practicum classes. These classes give me the opportunity to practice important hands-on skills needed as an athletic trainer.”

Campus involvement

“I am a member of the Athletic Training Club.”

Toughest class

Administration in Athletic Training (ATH 4080) was my toughest. This class gets into all the legal issues and the management part of athletic training. The information is extremely important, but very challenging.”

Internships or on-campus employment

“I interned at Body Activation in Mequon, Wisconsin, working with two of Wisconsin’s muscle activation specialists. I learned how to build exercises, and saw muscle activation first-hand along with its incredible effects. I am also looking forward to working at Carthage as a student athletic trainer for all of the camps held on campus.”

Opportunities at Carthage

“I got to travel to Nicaragua for J-Term to work in the medical clinics evaluating and distributing medication alongside the doctors in Nicaragua.”

Favorite moments and memories at Carthage

“I love getting to work all of the sporting events, and having a front row seat while being able to help keep our athletes safe and competing at their highest level.”

Favorite spot on campus

“My favorite spot on campus is Art Keller Field.”

Biggest surprise so far

“The biggest surprise so far is how friendly everyone on campus is.”

What would your 8-year-old self think of you now?

“My 8-year-old self would be shocked at how many times I changed my mind before finding my true passion for a future career in athletic training with the military.”

Why should other students consider your major? What advice do you have for them?

“Work to always improve time management skills and be able to go with the flow.”