Brent Appel joined the NAU sports medicine staff in 2013-14. His primary sport responsibility is women's basketball.
Appel came to Northern Arizona University after a year at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. During his time there, he provided health care services to both the men's soccer and basketball programs and taught courses in the athletic training education program.
Prior to his one year at Fort Lewis, Appel attended Utah State University where he earned his Master's Degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Sports Medicine in 2012. While furthering his education, he fulfilled the health care needs of the Aggie football team and track and field and cross country teams.
Originally from Iowa, Appel earned his Bachelor's of Science Degree from Iowa State University in 2010. As an undergraduate student athletic trainer, he worked with various Cyclone athletic teams including football, women's volleyball and women's tennis.
Appel is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is First Aid/AED Certified as a professional rescuer. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, Rocky Mountain Athletic Training Association as well as the Arizona Athletic Training Association.
Outside of his Athletic Training career, Appel enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking and spending time with his wife, Emily, and dog, Sully.