Phillip Gribble, Ph.D., ATC
Director, Graduate Athletic Training Program
Director, Athletic Training Research Laboratory
Dr. Phillip Gribble is an associate professor and serves as the director of the graduate
athletic training program and the Athletic Training Research Laboratory, as well as
teaching classes in the CAATE-accredited undergraduate Athletic Training Education
Program at UT. He earned a Bachelor's Degrees and a Master's Degree from the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, both in exercise science with emphasis in Athletic
Training. While working on his Master's Degree, he served as a GA in the undergraduate
Athletic Training Education Program and worked as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer
in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. After completing his degree, he was
an Instructor at Appalachian State University teaching within the Athletic Training
curriculum. He also served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer with Appalachian State's
intercollegiate athletics with primary responsibility for wrestling.
After two years at Appalachian State, he left to pursue a PhD at Pennsylvania State University. His PhD is in kinesiology with a specialization in Athletic Training.
His research interests involve the mechanisms by which disruptions in neuromuscular control impair lower extremity function. More specifically he is interested in functional testing and postural control measures related to selected musculoskeletal injuries such as chronic ankle instability.
He has published in many athletic training related journals, including Journal of Athletic Training, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Journal of EMG & Kinesiology, and Perceptual & Motor Skills; as well as presented at the NATA and ACSM annual meetings and the International Ankle Symposium.
Dr. Gribble was certified by the BOC in 1997 and licensed by the State of Ohio in 2003. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association and the American College of Sports Medicine.
Dr. Gribble was a competitive volleyball player and serves as a volunteer assistant coach with the University of Toledo women's volleyball program. His wife, Jammie, is a pediatric physical therapist. They have a son, Sawyer, born August 12, 2005. They enjoy outdoor activities, cooking and attending live music shows.