Cory Weissman, MS, ATC, LAT

Cory Weissman was born and raised in Jackson, New Jersey. He received his bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College in Health Science and then continued his education at Seton Hall University but obtaining his master’s degree in Athletic Training.

Cory enjoys helping others along their road to rehabilitation, as he is empathetic to his patients especially due to his own personal injury he suffered.  While a freshman at Gettysburg, where Cory was recruited to play basketball, he had a massive stroke caused by an abnormal blood vessel, (“AVM”) in his brain when he was 19 years old.  As a result of this trauma, Cory underwent numerous surgeries which left him having to learn to walk again.  Cory however was determined to not only walk again but to return to the basketball court.  Cory’s journey back onto the court, where he would eventually score the first point of his college career, is the basis of the full feature film ‘1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story’ which can be seen on Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes.

Cory’s decision to pursue an athletic training career was attributed to the help he received from the Athletic Trainers at Gettysburg College.  Cory also travels across the country sharing his story with middle school and high school students in order to motivate and inspire others.  Cory hopes that his story and his continued work as an Athletic Trainer will inspire and motivate others to overcome any obstacles they may be facing.  In his free time Cory also enjoys playing golf, tennis and basketball and hanging out with friends.   

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