NDATA Hall of Fame
Mark Romanick has dedicated over thirty five years to the physical therapy and athletic training professions. Mark has been an active member of the North Dakota Athletic Trainers’ Association, Mid-American Athletic Trainers’ Association, National Athletic Trainers’ Association and North Dakota and American Physical Therapy Associations.
He has served on MAATA District 5 Board of Directors, and also as NDATA Executive Director, President, Vice President, and Secretary Treasurer. Mark has also served on numerous committees and is well respected by his peers for his athletic training and physical therapy services within the state of North Dakota.
Mark graduated high school in 1974 from Washburn, ND and attended the University of North Dakota earning a B.S. in Physical Therapy in 1978. His athletic training education was at North Dakota State University and the University of Idaho from 1978-1983, becoming a certified athletic trainer April 28, 1983. Mark earned a Master of Physical Therapy in 1993 and a Ph. D. in Physiology in 2002, from the University of North Dakota.
Mark joined the sports medicine team at St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck in 1985 and became the Sports Medicine Coordinator at Trinity Medical Center in Minot from 1985-1994. He joined the physical therapy faculty at the University of North Dakota in 1994, with a teaching focus of sports medicine and orthopedics and is currently an Associate Professor.
Mark was presented the NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award in 2003, Department Excellence in Service Award (UND Physical Therapy Department) in 2009 and University Foundation McDermott Award for Excellence in Teaching (UND Physical Therapy Department) in 1997.
Grand Forks has been home for Mark and his family for the past 19 years. Mark is married to Lita and they have three daughters, Lindsay, Maria and Laurissa, and two sons, Aaron and Gavin.