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Researcher Profile:

Carl Mattacola, Ph.D., ATC

Division Director, Athletic Training

Associate Professor, Athletic Training

Principal Interests

  • Functional assessments of neuromuscular postural control
  • Factors that relate to athletic injuries and rehabilitation, focusing primarily on issues related to the lower extremity


Dr. Mattacola is a NATABOC certified athletic trainer and serves as the director and an associate professor of the Post Professional Athletic Training Program at the University of Kentucky. He received his bachelor's degree in physical education/athletic training from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. He completed his doctor of philosophy degree in sports medicine and received his masters of education degree, both at the University of Virginia.

Dr. Mattacola has held various positions as an athletic trainer and as a professor, including Temple University in Pennsylvania and Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia.


Current Projects

  • Effects of Activity Type and Fatigue on Knee Kinematics
  • Relationship of Hip and Foot Structure to Knee and Hip Kinematics During Landing
  • Effect of a 4-week Foot Orthotic Intervention on Single and Double Limb Dynamic Balance Tasks in Subjects With Chronic Ankle Instability
Carl G. Mattacola, Ph.D.

Carl Mattacola, Ph.D., ATC
Associate Professor, Athletic Training

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