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Chad Starkey

Chad Starkey
Professor; Director, Division of Athletic Training; and Interim School Director
Grover Center E146 Athens, OH 45701


· PhD, Higher Education Administration, Ohio University, 1988

· MS, Physical Education/Athletic Training, Ohio University, 1983

· BS, Physical Education/Athletic Training, West Virginia University, 1982

Research/Professional Interests

· Epidemiology of sports-related injury

· Evidence-based practice

· Certification and licensure issues

Teaching Experience

· Orthopedic diagnosis

· Therapeutic interventions


· Rausch, M., Simon, J., Starkey C., & Grooms, D.R. (2018). Smartphone Virtual Reality to Increase Clinical Balance Assessment Responsiveness. Physical Therapy in Sport, 32, 207–211. DOI: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2018.05.017

· Martinez, A., Grooms, D., Simon, J., & Starkey, C. (2017). A comparison of the Diagnostic Accuracy of Three Diagnostic Tests for ACL Lesions. Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health. 3(1). DOI: 10.25035/jsmahs.03.01.06

· Morris, K., Simon, J., Grooms, D., Starkey, S., Dompier, T., & Kerr, Z. (2017). The Epidemiology of Overuse Conditions in Youth Football and High School Football. Journal of Athletic Training. 52(10): 976-981.

· David, S., Gray, K., Russell, J., & Starkey, C. (2016). The Ottawa Ankle Rules over-predict the need for radiographs when applied in the acute setting. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 25(1):48-51. DOI: 10.1123/jsr.2014-0253.


· 2007-2019 High School Services Contracts

Awards and Honors

· Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. Pete Koehneke Award. October 2018.

· Starkey C. Parallel Paths. The Canadian Athletic Therapist Association (Keynote Address). Quebec City, Ontario Canada. 3 June 2018.

· ’49 Club – The Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame. January 2017.

· West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences Hall of Fame. October 2016.

· National Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame. Class of 2009.

· NATA Foundation, Inc. Fellow status awarded. March 2008.

· Board of Certification: Dan Libera Service Award for outstanding contributions to the development of athletic trainer certification. Anaheim, CA, June 2007.

· National Athletic Trainers’ Association Sayers “Bud” Miller Distinguished Educator Award, April 2006.

· National Athletic Trainers’ Association Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award. April, 2006.

· Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association. Cramer Award. January, 2005.

· National Athletic Trainers’ Association Professional Service Award. March, 2001.

University/Professional Service

· OATA Legislative Committee, Member, 2007-Present

· CAATE Board of Commissioners, 2011-2018

· NATA Education Council, Chair, 1997-2005

· NATA Board of Certification, Member, 1991-1997