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J.C. Andersen J. C. Andersen, Ph.D., ATC, PT
Director, CAATE-accredited Athletic Training Program
Associate Professor of Health Sciences and Human Performance


  • J.C. Andersen is the director of the CAATE-accredited Athletic Training Program at The University of Tampa.
  • He has 34 years of clinical and teaching experience in athletic training and sports and orthopedic physical therapy with previous stops at Upper Iowa University, Ohio University, Georgia Southern University and Armstrong Atlantic State University. 

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Mankato State University
  • Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University
  • Doctor of Philosophy degree from Ohio University
  • BOC Certified Athletic Trainer and a Florida licensed athletic trainer
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
  • Florida licensed physical therapist
  • Clinical instructor educator by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) Education Council
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) credentialed clinical instructor 

Teaching Interests and Courses

  • Quality Improvement and Health Care Administration in Athletic Training
  • Therapeutic Interventions
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Epidemiology in Physical Activity and Public Health
  • Clinical Education in Athletic Training

Research Interests

  • Clinical reasoning
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Spine injury intervention
  • Running injury intervention
  • Fear-avoidance behaviors in injury and rehabilitation
  • Use of wearable technology in monitoring athlete performance

Andersen has spoken regionally and nationally on evidence-based diagnosis, legal issues in clinical education, professional behavior in athletic training, emergency preparedness, running injuries, HIV/AIDS and athletes, electrotherapy, and phonophoresis. He has published articles in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, the Journal of Athletic Training, International Journal of Athletic Training and Therapy, and the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, among others. In addition, he is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Athletic Training, Sports Health, International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy and the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.

He has been an active member of the NATA since 1983 and the Southeast Athletic Trainer’s Association (SEATA) since 1992. His professional involvement in SEATA began in 1993 and since that time served on the Research and Education Committee and was the committee co-chair from 1997 to 2004. Andersen also served as the Georgia Athletic Trainers’ Association secretary-treasurer and then treasurer from 1996 to 2003. He is a peer reviewer for the Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education. He is also a member of the Athletic Trainers Association of Florida, the American Physical Therapy Association and the Florida Physical Therapy Association.