Michele Zielinski joined the Providence College Sports Medicine staff in the fall of 2009 and as of 2011, works with the women's ice hockey program. Prior to her current assignment, Zielinski worked with the men's lacrosse and field hockey programs. Previously, Zielinski worked at Manhattan College as a graduate assistant athletic trainer working with the women's soccer and men's lacrosse programs. Her duties with the Friars include the daily treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and illnesses as well as the education of student-athletes on basic health care.
Prior to Manhattan, Zielinski held the student athletic trainer position at Marist College, working closely with the women's basketball and football programs. Additionally, Zielinski has worked as a student athletic trainer at Vassar College, SUNY New Paltz, Spackenkill High School and Newburgh Free Academy.
Zielinski also beholds previous work experience with the New York Empire State Games and the Special Olympics.
Zielinski earned a bachelors degree in athletic training from Marist College in 2006 and a masters of education degree in general and special education from Manhattan College.
She is an active member in the National Athletic Trainers Association and is a certified American Red Cross CPR/AED Professional Rescuer.
Zielinski is a native of Massapequa, NY and resides in Cranston, RI.