Kelley Palmer is a certified athletic trainer (ATC), with over ten years of experience in the field of orthopedics, exercise science, health and fitness. She holds a master’s degree in health education and behavior, as well as an undergraduate degree in exercise and sport science. Kelley serves as Unify Health Services’ Wellness Specialist, providing oversight and development of wellness services for our clients. Kelley’s primary performance will be focused on delivering wellness solutions for our customers as well as launching our new Industrial Performance Program-IPP. This impactful program drives employees to their maximum health while minimizing recordables.
Kelley’s diverse background affords UHS with the unique ability to create customized wellness programs tailored to the client’s needs. Prior to joining UHS, Kelley most recently worked as a health and wellness specialist for Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), serving our nation’s injured veterans. Together with her teammates, she was responsible for cultivating and implementing health initiatives for over 100,000 wounded warriors as they transitioned into civilian life. Kelley was a key player in developing numerous life changing programs for the warriors such as a national fitness program, marathon training programs, health & wellness expos, culinary boot camps with the Culinary Institute of America and provided programming internationally to warriors residing in Germany. In this role, Kelley also conducted daily adapted fitness sessions, health coaching consultations and managed five external adaptive sports organizations across the U.S. that provided services for WWP.
In addition to her experience working with wounded warriors, Kelley has provided athletic training services in the clinical, collegiate and high school settings. She also enjoys teaching and has served as an adjunct professor for Daytona State College and Florida State College of Jacksonville. She holds various other certifications in personal training, health coaching, ergonomics, physical demand analysis and is a CrossFit level 1 certified instructor.