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Cynthia McKnight, Ph.D., ATC

Professor of Athletic Training and Applied Exercise Science
Phone: (626) 815-5086
Email: cmcknight@apu.edu
Fax: (626) 815-5084
Cynthia McKnight, Ph.D., has been involved in athletic training for more than 25 years, and athletic training education for more than 20. In that time, she has taught in colleges and universities ranging in size from 800 to 30,000 students, and worked in sports medicine clinics and high schools. Her personal love of learning motivates her to help students learn and grow academically, and as individuals. McKnight dynamically develops athletic training education curricula for undergraduate programs and is active as a consultant and site-visitor for programs moving toward national accreditation. She is also a reviewer for the Journal of Athletic Training and the Athletic Training Education Journal.

Education

Ph.D. - Exercise Science/Biomechanics, University of Toledo
M.Ed. - Community Health Education, University of Cincinnati
B.S. - Physical Education and Health, K-12, Minor in Athletic Training, Ball State University

Department

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Exercise and Sport Science

Expertise

  • Athletic training
  • Sports medicine (prevention, care, treatment of injuries)

Courses Taught

AES 364 – Kinesiology
AT 101 – Introduction to Athletic Training (F, S)
AT 160 – Acute Care of Injury and Illness (F, S)
AT 340 – Practicum in Orthopedic Assessment (F)
AT 342 – Practicum in Therapeutic Modalities, Strength, and Flexibility (S)
AT 355 – Medical Conditions and Disabilities (S)
AT 490 – Research Methods (F)