Graduate Athletic Training Program
Master of Science in Exercise Science
Dr. Michele Pye, Ph.D., ATC, Program Director
Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Concentration in Applied Neuromechanics, University of North Carolina at
M.S. in Kinesiology, Concentration in Athletic Training, Illinois State University,
B.S. in Athletic Training, University of Pittsburgh, 2006
Research Interest: Identification and prevention of neuromuscular risk factors associated
with ACL injury.
Dr. Luke Donovan, Ph.D., ATC, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Sports Medicine, University of Virginia, 2014
M.Ed. in Athletic Training, University of Virginia, 2010
B.S. in Kinesiology, Concentration in Athletic Training, Pennsylvania State University,
Research Interest: Identify altered movement patterns during functional risks in patients
with chronic ankle instability. Also to develop low cost clinical tests to assess
for these alterations and provide rehabilitation techniques to promote and restore
normal movement patterns while decreasing the risk of future ankle sprains.
Dr. Janet Simon, Ph.D., ATC, Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Human Performance, Concentration in Motor Control, Minor in Statistical Science, Indiana
M.S. in Applied Statistics, Indiana University, 2014
M.S. in Athletic Training, Ohio University, 2010
B.S. in Athletic Training, Southern Connecticut State University, 2008
Research Interest: Current health related quality of life and physical fitness levels
of former collegiate athletics, patient reported outcomes, outcomes of lateral ankle
sprains and chronic ankle instability.