Ricky Morse is an athletic trainer at UK HealthCare as well as at Lincoln County High School. Originally from Radcliff, Ky., Morse discovered athletic training while earning his bachelor’s from the University of Louisville and interning with the university’s football team. He later earned his bachelor’s in athletic training from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond and master’s in recreation and sport administration from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. During that time, Morse continued to broaden his experiences with a graduate assistantship and internships where he treated athletes from high school to professional levels. He has been a part of the UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine team since 2018.
I enjoy working with athletes because they are highly motivated and work toward clearly defined goals. Both my personal and family histories have guided and motivated me to become an athletic trainer: With a registered nurse as a mother and a physician’s assistant as an aunt, I have been around healthcare providers for as long as I can remember, and as a former athlete, I was exposed to the concepts of teamwork from a young age. Now as a clinician, I am always learning new ways to help these athletes stay on track and full steam ahead.
Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, University of Louisville
Bachelor of Science, Athletic Training, Eastern Kentucky University
Master of Science, Recreation and Sport Administration, Western Kentucky University
Certifications and Special Training
Board of Certification, Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, Licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT)