Sarah Manspeaker

Assistant Professor
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Athletic Training

Rangos 123
Phone: 412.396.5693


Ph.D., Human Movement Science, Old Dominion University, 2010
M.S. Ed, Physical Education-Athletic Training, Old Dominion University, 2003
B.S., Athletic Training, Duquesne University, 2001

Dr. Sarah Manspeaker, PhD, ATC is in her fifth year as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Athletic Training. Dr. Manspeaker received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Duquesne University and her Master of Education in Athletic Training and Doctor of Philosophy in Human Movement Science from Old Dominion University. Between completion of her master and doctoral degrees, Sarah was the Clinical Education Coordinator at Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD, and served in a dual appointment to the Athletic Training Program and Athletics at Marietta College in Marietta, OH. Upon receipt of her doctoral degree, Dr. Manspeaker moved to Fort Worth, Texas to assume the role of Assistant Professor of Professional Practice/Clinical Education Coordinator for the Athletic Training Program at Texas Christian University.

Manspeaker has more than 15 years of teaching experience within both professional and post-professional Athletic Training Programs. Her primary areas of instruction include evaluation of lower extremity and spinal injuries, therapeutic rehabilitation, topics related to general medical conditions, and evidence-based practice concepts. She also has an active interest in global health and education and leads two study abroad courses to Australia and Ireland. In recognition of her teaching success, Sarah received the 2018 Rangos School of Health Sciences, Dean's Award for Faculty Excellence in Teaching.

Manspeaker has published extensively on the inclusion of evidence-based practice concepts in Athletic Training Education and the infusion of evidence into clinical practice. Her other research interests include interprofessional education/practice and clinical education. She has presented internationally and nationally related to each of these topics.

Manspeaker is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Review Committee and serves as a site visitor for this organization. Dr. Manspeaker also serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Athletic Training and the Athletic Training Education Journal.

Manspeaker is a licensed athletic trainer in Pennsylvania. She has practiced clinically with varying levels of athletics including the United States Olympic Committee, professional soccer, NCAA Divisions I and III, high school, and recreational athletics. She also maintains a position as the designated Medical Director for the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania Winter Games.