The Robert McCutchen Athletic Therapy Clinic is located on the first floor of the Bedard Athletic Complex, across from the Bedard Gymnasium (room 109).
The mission of the Athletic Therapy Clinic at St. Andrew’s College is a rapid and safe return to participation. Our objective is to provide athletic therapy services for all St. Andrew’s College student-athletes and those visiting us, including the prevention, assessment, and coordinated rehabilitation of athletic injuries.
The Athletic Therapy Clinic is devoted to the safety and total well-being of our students. The clinic is a safe environment where individual dignity and confidentiality are honoured. The certified therapists and student therapists work closely with the Health Centre, strength and conditioning staff, the Athletics Department, and other health care professionals to meet our student's needs.
Heather Tugnett M.Sc., R.Kin, CAT(C)
Head Athletic Therapist
Heather Tugnett became a full-time Athletic Therapist at St. Andrew’s College in September 2011. As a Certified Athletic Therapist and Registered Kinesiologist, Heather enjoys providing care to St. Andrew’s College students and mentoring athletic therapy students as they prepare for certification in the profession of athletic therapy. Heather holds a BA in Kinesiology from Wilfrid Laurier University (2008), a Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Athletic Therapy) degree from Sheridan College (2011), and a Master of Science from McMaster University (2016). In 2013, Heather travelled to Madagascar, Africa, with a group of students as a medical chaperone for the St. Andrew’s Society for Service around the World (SASSAW) program. Outside of her work at St. Andrew’s, Heather is a Committee Chair for the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association, teaches First Aid and First Responder courses for the Canadian Red Cross, and volunteered as a medical practitioner for the 2015 Pan Am Games (Toronto, ON) and 2019 Canada Winter Games (Red Deer, AB).
Drew Eidt, BScHK, R.Kin, CAT(C), CSCS
Associate Head Athletic Therapist
Drew Eidt became a full-time Athletic Therapist at St. Andrew’s College in May 2015. Before joining the staff at St. Andrew’s College, Drew spent two and a half years as an Athletic Therapist (AT) and Strength & Conditioning Coach working with Toronto FC's Academy program, and six years on a contract basis with Durham College and UOIT while also teaching human anatomy labs at the university. Drew is a Certified Athletic Therapist and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, and holds an Honours BSc in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph (2007), an Advanced Diploma in Sport Injury Management from Sheridan College (2007), and a Master's of Science in Advanced Athletic Training from the University of South Florida (2020). Outside of Athletic Therapy at St. Andrew's, Drew assists with the delivery of the Outdoor Education & Leadership program and instructs First Aid and First Responder courses through the Canadian Red Cross.
The St. Andrew’s College Athletic Therapy Clinic provides an opportunity for students from the athletic therapy programs at Sheridan College and York University to apply their academic knowledge in a practical setting. Our athletic therapy students work with several teams throughout their placement and assist with on-field game coverage and clinical assessment and rehabilitation.