Mark Peters came to the Air Force Academy in 2009 and currently works with the football and the spirit squad. He has worked with multiple teams during his tenure at USAFA including work with baseball, track and field, cross country, men’s soccer, men’s gymnastics, and the fencing teams.
Before coming to USAFA, Mark Peters spent 10 years at the University of Northern Colorado. He began as exercise science faculty responsible for teaching multiple courses in the athletic training and exercise science curriculum. In 2003, he assumed the head football athletic trainer position while maintaining his teaching responsibilities. Mark helped the UNC athletics department transition to the NCAA Division I level and was hired as the co-head athletic trainer for the department of athletics in 2006. He spent considerable time planning, designing, and implementing the UNC Human Performance Lab for the Sport and Exercise Science department that is primarily used for education, research, and community outreach.
Peters earned his associate of arts degree from Waldorf College, his bachelors' degree in athletic training and corporate wellness from Winona State University, and his masters' degree in exercise physiology from the University of Northern Colorado. He is a certified athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers Association, the Colorado Athletic Trainers Association, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He spent 5 years as the chair of governmental affairs for athletic trainers in the state of Colorado.
Mark and his wife Elly are both originally from Litchfield, Minn. They have two sons, Tyler and Ajay.