The 2022-23 athletic year marks Rosie Cheng’s 11th on the Carnegie Mellon athletic training staff. Cheng came to Carnegie Mellon after serving as assistant athletic trainer from 2009-12 at the University of San Francisco.
Besides overseeing women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country and the women’s basketball teams, Cheng is the Coordinator of the SMART (Sports Medicine Assessment of Risk Tendencies) program, oversees the Plaidvocates, and is the administrator for Cheerleading while handling the medical insurance billing. In May of 2016, Cheng was selected to participate in the Division III Institute for Administrative Advance and Step UP! Bystander Training. She will collaborate with the Office of Community Standards and Integrity to present the Step UP! Bystander Training to our student athletes.
While at San Francisco, she was responsible for overseeing the women’s basketball and men’s and women’s cross country programs. Prior to her three-year stint in California, she was the head athletic trainer at Keystone College in La Plume, Pa. from 2007-09. Cheng interned at Stanford University from 2006-07, where her primary sports were field hockey and women’s water polo. In 2005-2006, Cheng interned at Santa Clara University, overseeing the women’s volleyball team, men’s and women’s tennis teams and men’s and women’s golf teams.
In 2017, Cheng was invited to join the JED program initiative by CaPS for the University. JED helps with emotional health and suicide prevention by empowering our students with skills and support to grow into healthy, thriving adults. Cheng was also invited to be a member of the Eating Disorder Advisory Committee in collaboration with UHS. In the fall of 2017, Cheng will be trained in the Green Dot bystander intervention program.
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training in 2003 from the University of Pittsburgh before completing her Master of Art degree in kinesiology and athletic training at San Jose State University. In the spring of 2017, Cheng earned a master’s degree in public management from the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon.
Following her undergraduate class work, Cheng became the head athletic trainer at Leland High School in San Jose, Calif. from 2003-05. She also worked two years as a physical therapist aide before moving on to Keystone. While in Pennsylvania, Cheng served as an adjunct instructor during the fall semester of 2008 at Marywood University in Scranton, Pa.
Cheng is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and Minority Opportunities Athletic Association.