Division of Athletic Training


Class of 2014

Jenny Toonstra, PhD, ATC 

Dissertation:  The relationship between patient expectations, functional outcome, self-efficacy, and rehabilitation adherence following cartilage repair of the knee: a sequential explanatory analysis.


Class of 2013 

Andrea Cripps, PhD, ATC 

Dissertation:  Alterations in Visual Processing and Its Impact on Upright Postural Stability in Athletes following Sport-Related Concussion.


Stephanie Moore, PhD, ATC  

Dissertation:  Predictors of Outcome following Standardized Rehabilitation for Patients with Shoulder Pain.


Daisuke Sugimoto, PhD, ATC, CSCS

Dissertation:  Effect of Compliance of Neuromuscular Training on Lower Extremity Musculature Strength in Female Athletes.


Christine Waters Banker, PhD, ATC  

Dissertation:  Immunomodulatory Effects of Massage in Skeletal Muscle.


Class of 2012

Johanna Hoch, PhD, ATC

Johanna Hoch

Dissertation:  Differences in articular cartilage damage, and self-reported pain and function for patients with acute knee ligament injury based on bone bruise lesion presence and severity.


Carrie Silkman Baker, PhD, ATC

Dissertation: The Development of the Self-Efficacy of Balance Scale (SEBS): Investigation of Psychometric Properties in Female Basketball Players.


Thomas Palmer, PhD, ATC

Dissertation:  Effects of Proximal Stability Training on Sport Performance and Proximal Stability Measures.


Thomas Cunningham, PhD

Dissertation:  The Clinical Usefulness of Vector Coding Variability: A Dynamical Systems Perspective.


Class of 2011

Matthew Hoch, PhD, ATC

Matthew Hoch

Dissertation: The Effect of Joint Mobilization on Functional Outcomes Associated with Chronic Ankle Instability


Jennifer S. Howard, PhD, ATC

Dissertation: Clinical and Functional Assessment Following Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI) to the Knee: the role of patient reported outcomes, performance based assessment, and response shift


Class of 2009

Maureen K Dwyer, PhD, ATC

Dissertation:  The Role of the Hip Abductor Muscle Complex in the Function of the Pathological Hip Joint


Tracy Spigelman, PhD, ATC

Clinical Coordinator & Assistant Professor

Athletic Training Education Program
Eastern Kentucky University
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Richmond, KY  40475-3102


Class of 2008

Ann Livengood, PhD, ATC

Dissertation:  Effect Of The Smartstep™ Stabilization System On Balance In Older Adults I An Independent Living Residence


Class of 2005

Cale Jacobs, PhD, ATC

Dissertation: The Influence Of Hip Abductor Strength, Endurance, And Asymmetry On Lower Extremity Landing Kinematics

Brady Tripp, PhD, ATC

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Dissertation: The Effects of Functional Fatigue on Multi-joint Position Reproduction Acuity in Overhead-throwing Athletes


Class of 2004

Patricia Ann McGinn, PhD, ATC, CSCS.

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Dissertation: Effects of a 6-week strength-training program on landing kinematics and kinetics of female collegiate basketball athletes




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