Dan Ruffner has been certified since August 1992. He received his bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and a master's degree in athletic training at Illinois State University. Prior to working at Carthage, he was the head athletic trainer at Bloomington High School for two years and one year in Outpatient Physical Therapy at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh, Wis.
At Carthage, he is a professor in the Athletic Training Program. He teaches Structural Kinesiology, Clinical Skills II, General Medical Conditions, Therapeutic Rehabilitation, and Practicum IV. He says that he enjoys the diversity here at Carthage College. He likes that the athletes are motivated to return to play after an injury.