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Athletic Training Program

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Faculty Research Interests

L. Colby Mangum

Assistant Professor
  • Lumbopelvic-Hip Complex Muscle Function
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging
  • Core Stability and Athletic Function
  • Innovative Assessment and Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain, Patellofemoral Pain

Jennifer Plant

Associate Instructor, Clinical Education Coordinator
Phone: 407-823-5232
  • Role strain of graduate and post-graduate athletic training students
  • Scapular dyskinesis in overhead athletes
  • Changes in lower extremity biomechanics following chronic ankle sprains
  • Perceptions of barriers in the implementation of evidence based practice among athletic training clinical instructors
  • Best methods for transitioning young athletic training professionals into a clinical practice environment - both from the professional education side and the employer side

Kristen Couper Schellhase

Associate Lecturer, Dean's Faculty Fellow, Program Director
Phone: 407-823-3463
  • Organization & Administration in Athletic Training
  • AT Knowledge of Therapeutic Modalities
  • AT Education

Recent Grants

A Pilot Application of the Adolescent Males Social Indicators Scales (AMSIS)
PI: Michael Rovito, Ph.D.
$7,500, 5/1/2015-4/29/2016
UCF Office of Research and Commercialization (In-House Grant)

A Study of Physical Therapist-Provided Medicare Services
Co-PIs: Michael Rovito, Ph.D., and William Hanney, Ph.D. (with PI: Xinliang “Albert” Liu and Co-PI Reid Oetjen)
$7,983, 4/1/2015-3/31/2016
Center for Innovative Healthcare, Inc.