Student & Faculty Research - Discovering and Sharing Knowledge

A Hallmark Ithaca College Experience

Faculty and students, and oftentimes alumni, of the athletic training program work collaboratively to produce and present research projects at local, state, regional and national academic and professional conferences - including NYSATA, EATA and NATA annual meetings. In the past few years, this has amounted to more than 90 projects as of this point in time!

Our small faculty to student ratio and sustained immersion in the program allow you to develop a unique relationship with our program faculty members. This results in an opportunity for you to develop and carry out a clinical or experimental research project(s) that will augment your education and improve your post-Ithaca plans (graduate school, professional school, etc.). Besides, what better way is there to learn and demonstrate what you know than analyzing a complex problem and synthesizing a novel solution that your professional peers accept as "new knowledge"? And then, sharing that new knowledge with the sports medicine world?

Student-Faculty Collaborative Research

At the 2019 NATA Annual Convention in Las Vegas, senior AT major student Jen Gordon, ATC (IC Class of 2019, UVM MPH, MS Class of 2021) and classmate, Katelyn Dolan, ATC (IC Class of 2019, Baylor University MS, Class of 2021) presented their collaborative research projects after passing muster with the peer review process of the NATA Research Foundation. Chris Hummel, MS, ATC & Dr. Patrick O. McKeon, PhD, ATC, CSCS were the faculty mentors for their clinical research project.

Recent Faculty Scholarship

  • Matheny M, Pitti M, Donovan S, Getzin A. Vocal cord dysfunction-exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction: case narratives.  Intl J Athl Ther Train. 2015;20 (6):19-23.
  • Gray CE, Chris Hummel C, Lazenby T. Nonsurgical Management of an Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Deficient Knee in a Women's Soccer Player: A Validation Clinical Case Report. J Athl Train. 2017;52(11):1079-1083.

  • Medina McKeon JM, King MA, McKeon PO. Executive Summary: Clinical Contributions to the Available Sources of Evidence (CASE) Reports: J Athl Train. 2016. DOI:10.4085/1062-6050-51.9.07

  • King MA, Medina McKeon JM, McKeon PO. Clinical Case Study as a Clinical Communication Tool. J Athl Train. 2016. DOI:10.4085/1062-6050-51.9.06

  • Geisler PR, Lazenby T. Iliotibial band impingement syndrome: An evidence-informed clinical paradigm change. Intl J Athl Train Ther. 2017;22(3):1-11.

  • Geisler PR, McKeon PO, McKeon JM. EBP reconsidered: On the necessity to move towards an evidence-based athletic training (EBAT). Athl Train Educ J. 2017;12(2):81-94.

  • McKeon POGeisler PR, McKeon JM. Redefining professional knowledge in athletic training: Whose knowledge is it anyway? Athl Train Educ J. 2017;12(2):95-105.

  • Hummel CGeisler PR, Lazenby T, Reynolds T. An Evidence Supported Case Series and Stratified Risk Screening Tool for Post-Traumatic Deep Vein Thrombosis in Collegiate Athletes. J Athl Train. 2018;53(5):497-502.