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Brian Hortz

Director of Research and Education

Structure & Function Education

Dr. Hortz received a B.A. in physical education with a concentration in sports medicine. Upon graduation from Denison, he pursued a master's degree in sports medicine from Ohio University. Dr. Hortz then continued his post-graduate studies at The Ohio State University where he completed his doctoral degree in Exercise Science. Dr. Hortz is the current Director of Research and Education of Structure & Function Education, an education company dedicated to educating health care professionals. Dr. Hortz has presented at state, national and international level conferences in areas focusing on dry needling, therapeutic cupping, athletic training, medical ethics, regulatory issues, health, and physical activity. Dr. Hortz has served on the Ohio State PTOTAT licensure board for 9 years and has served in many roles from Joint Board Chair, Chair of the AT section, as well as other board assignments. Brian was inducted into the Ohio Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame in 2018, He has also received the NATA Service Award in 2015, The Board of Certification Dan Liberia Award in 2009, and was the Ohio Athletic Trainer of the Year in 2008.