Anderson_J J. C. Andersen, Ph.D., ATC, PT, SCS
Director, Athletic Training Program
Chair, Department of Health Science and Human Performance
Assistant Professor of Health Science and Human Performance
  • Dr. Andersen is the director of the accredited Athletic Training Program at The University of Tampa.
  • He has 22 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 degree in Athletic Training from Mankato State University
  • Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree from Texas Woman’s University
  • Doctor of Philosophy degree from Ohio University
  • NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer and a Florida licensed athletic trainer
  • 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 and Courses
  • Leadership and administration
  • Rehabilitation interventions
  • Evidence-based practice 
Research Interests
  • Leadership issues in athletic training
  • Clinical education
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Spine injury intervention
  • Running injury intervention
  • Fear-avoidance behaviors in injury and rehabilitation

Dr. 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, Athletic Therapy Today, and the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy among others. In addition, he is a reviewer for the Journal of Athletic Training, Athletic Training Education Journal, and the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.

He has been an active member of the NATA and the Southeast Athletic Trainer’s Association (SEATA). His 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 – 2004. Dr. Andersen also served as the Georgia Athletic Trainers’ Association secretary-treasurer and then treasurer from 1996 – 2003. He is a site visitor 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 Associatio