Dr. Jason Scibek, PhD, ATC is entering his 16th year in the Department of Athletic Training in the John G. Rangos, Sr., School of Health Sciences at Duquesne University. He is an Associate Professor within the School of Health Sciences and is serving as the Chair for the Department of Athletic Training where he serves as the Program Director for the Athletic Training Program and Health Sciences Program. Dr. Scibek also serves as Co-Director for Kristen L. McMasters Motion Analysis Laboratory, which serves faculty and graduate student research interests in both upper and lower extremity biomechanics.
Dr. Scibek received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Health and Exercise Science from Gettysburg College (1997), and his Master of Arts degree in Sports Medicine from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (1999). He spent two years working at Sacred Heart University before going on to pursue a doctoral degree in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan (2005). After completing his doctoral degree, Dr. Scibek spent one year at Eastern Michigan University, where he served as an assistant professor and Clinical Education Coordinator for their CAATE-accredited Athletic Training Program.
Dr. Scibek has been teaching in athletic training education programs for the last 21 years. His areas of instruction have included human anatomy, kinesiology and functional biomechanics, athletic injury evaluation, therapeutic modalities, therapeutic rehabilitation, exercise physiology and psychosocial issues in healthcare. In that time, Dr. Scibek has also been heavily involved in the production of ancillary items for 18 athletic training and physical fitness textbooks published by the McGraw-Hill and FA Davis.
Dr. Scibek and his collaborators have published multiple articles examining shoulder biomechanics in healthy individuals, overhead athletes and rotator cuff injured patients. His current line of research continues to focus on shoulder biomechanics and rehabilitation efforts surrounding scapular mechanics. His other research interests include lower extremity kinetic chain assessment, evidence-based application of therapeutic modalities and functional training for the purposes of injury prevention.
Dr. Scibek has published 20 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has presented and/or contributed to over 25 professional presentations in his areas of research expertise. Additionally, Dr. Scibek serves as a reviewer for several sports medicine and clinical orthopedic journals.
Dr. Scibek is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association, the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society, and the American Society of Biomechanics. Professionally, Dr. Scibek spent three years (2009-2011) serving as a programming chair for the PATS Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium and six years (2008-2013) as an abstract reviewer for the American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting. He is currently serving as the chair for the PATS Continuing Education Committee. He routinely serves as a moderator and/or program reviewer for the NATA Annual Meeting. He was also a member of the inaugural program committee for the International Association for Ethics Education Annual Meeting.
Dr. Scibek is a licensed athletic trainer through the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine. He has 22 years of clinical experience, seven of those working at the Division I level. At the University of Michigan, Dr. Scibek served three years as an athletic trainer for the men's & women's swimming & diving teams. During his time at Sacred Heart University, Dr. Scibek spent time working with the track & field and wrestling teams. As a graduate student and undergraduate student, he gained additional experience working with swimming & diving and baseball at the UNC, as well as volleyball, track & field, basketball, soccer, and football at Gettysburg College. Dr. Scibek has also been active clinically working for SoccerPlus Camps and volunteering athletic training services at Duquesne University in the Department of Athletics.
- Ph.D., Kinesiology, University of Michigan, 2005
- M.A., Sports Medicine, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, 1999
- B.A., Health & Exercise Science, Gettysburg College, 1997
Areas of Expertise
- Injury evaluation
- Injury prevention
- Orthopedic biomechanics
- Sports medicine
Scibek, JS, Establishing a Reliable Method of Measuring Scapular AP Tilt. Eastern Athletic Trainers Association Research Grant (2009)
Scibek JS, Validation of New Method for Assessing Scapular AP & ML Tilt. Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society Research Grant (2008)
Scibek JS, Shoulder kinematics in patients with full thickness rotator cuff tears following a subacromial injection. Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association Research Fund (2004)
Publications (Last six years):Publications (last 6 years)
Hannah DC, Scibek JS, Carcia CR, Phelps AL. (2018). Reliability and validity of a 1-person technique to measure humeral torsion using ultrasound. J Athl Train. 53(6):590-596.
Hannah DC, Scibek JS, Carcia CR, Phelps AL. (2017) Shoulder strength profiles in those with and without scapular dyskinesis. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 12(3):390-401.
Hannah DC, Scibek JS, (2015) Collecting shoulder kinematics with electromagnetic tracking systems and digital inclinometers: A review. World J Orthop. 6(10): 783-794.
Cacolice, PA, Carcia CR, Scibek JS, Phelps AL, (2015) The use of functional tests to predict sagittal plane knee kinematics in NCAA D-1 athletes. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 10(4):493-594.
Scibek JS, Carcia CR, (2014) Validation of a new method for assessing scapular anterior-posterior tilt. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 9(5):644-656.
Carcia CR, Cacolice PA, Scibek JS. (2013) Sidelying glenohumeral passive internal rotation range of motion values in a healthy collegiate population. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 8(6):793-799.
Carcia CR, Scibek JS. (2013) Causation and management of calcific tendonitis and periarthritis. Current Opinions in Rheumatology. 25(2):204-209.
Carcia CR, Scibek JS, Seagrave CJ. Evaluation and management of common cycling injuries. APTA Continuing Education Program, Independent Study Course 23.1.2, September 2013.
Scibek JS, Carcia CR, Gatti JM. (2013) Validation of shoulder biomechanics data collection methodology and instrumentation. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 29(5): 609-615.
Scibek JS, Carcia CR. (2012) Conservative management of acute calcific tendinopathy. Journal
of Sport Rehabilitation,
Scibek JS, Gatti JM, McKenzie JI. (2012) Successful removal of football helmet face mask clips following one season of use. Journal of Athletic Training, 47(4) 428-434.
Scibek JS, Carcia, CR. (2012) Assessment of scapulohumeral rhythm with a modified digital inclinometer. World Journal of Orthopedics, 3(6): 87-94.
Carica CR, Kivlan B, Scibek J, Bickford J, Langhans M. (2012) Time to peak forces is related to frontal plane landing kinematics in female athletes. Physical Therapy in Sport, 13(2): 73-79, doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2011.06.003.
Lounsbury H, Durnin E, Scibek J, McGovern R, Beidler E. Effect of delayed anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction on the medial meniscus: A critically appraised topic. NATA Annual Meeting Free Communications poster presentation. Las Vegas, NV; June 2019. Journal of Athletic Training, 54(6), S233.
Hannah DC, Scibek JS, Carcia CR, Phelps AL. Measuring humeral torsion with ultrasound using a one-person technique is a reliable and valid technique.NATA Annual Meeting Free Communications poster presentation, Houston, TX, June 27-29, 2017.
Scibek JS, Critical Changes to Athletic Training Knowledge, Skills & Abilities. EATA Annual Meeting, Boston MA, January 8, 2016.
Hannah DC, Scibek JS, Carcia CR. Shoulder strength profiles in those with and without scapular dyskinesis. EATA Annual Meeting Free Communications poster presentation, Boston, MA January 8-10, 2016.
Cacolice PA, Carcia CR, Scibek JS, Phelps AL. Ground reaction forces are predicted with functional and clinical test in a healthy collegiate population. NATA Annual Meeting Free Communications platform presentation, Baltimore MD, June 2016. Journal of Athletic Training, 51(6): S-106.
Cacolice PA, Carcia CR, Scibek JS. Sagittal-plane landing kinematics are predicted with lower extremity muscular power tests. NATA Annual Meeting Free Communications poster presentation, Indianapolis, IN June 25-28, 2014. Journal of Athletic Training, 49(3): S-209.
Scibek JS, Gatti J, Carcia CR. Validation of a new method for assessing scapular anterior-posterior tilt in injured shoulders. NATA Annual Meeting Free Communications poster presentation, Las Vegas, NV June 24-27, 2013. Journal of Athletic Training, 48(3 supplement): S-180.
Cacolice PA, Carcia CR, Scibek JS. Shoulder flexion torque is augmented by a volitional abdominal contractions. NATA Annual Meeting Free Communications poster presentation, Las Vegas, NV June 24-27, 2013. Journal of Athletic Training, 48(3 supplement): S-155.
Cacolice P, Carcia CR, Scibek JS. The Sleeper Stretch as a Evaluative Measure - A Preliminary Report, NATA Annual Meeting Free Communications oral presentation, St. Louis, MO, June 2012. Journal of Athletic Training, 47(supplement): S-78.
Carcia CR, Scibek JS. Management of acute calcific supraspinatus tendinopathy with therapeutic exercise - A case study, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago IL, February, 2012. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy 42(1): A85.
Scibek JS, Gatti JM, Carcia CR. Establishing a reliable method of measuring scapular anterior-posterior tilt, NATA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, June 2011. Journal of Athletic Training, 46(3 supplement): 136-137.
Carcia CR, Bickford J, Scibek JS, Kivlan B, Langhans MJ, The relationship between functional lower extremity strength and landing kinematics in competitive female athletes, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA, February, 2010. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy 40(1): SPO2275, 2010.
Scibek JS, Oyama S, Shoulder Alterations and the Effects on Elbow Function - Evidence Based Forum, National Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium: Philadelphia, PA, June 22-25, 2010.
Scibek JS, Carcia CR, Gatti JM. Comparison of tri-planar scapulohumeral rhythm in healthy shoulders during elevation in three planes. NATA Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, June, 2009. Journal of Athletic Training, 44(3 supplement): S-77, 2009.
Scibek JS, Treatment and Rehabilitation of High Ankle Sprains, National Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium: NATA Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, June, 2009.
Scibek JS, Evidence Based Application of Therapeutic Modalities, National Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium: NATA Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, June, 2008.
ATHT 303/L: Art & Science of Athletic Training IIATHT 306/L: Therapeutic Exercise & Reconditioning
ATHT 411: Athletic Training Practicum IV
ATHT 407/L: Physiology of Exercise
ATHT 406W: Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare
ATHT 306/L: Therapeutic Exercise & Reconditioning
ATHT 411: Athletic Training Practicum IV
ATHT 421/L: Applied Therapeutic Exercise
HLTS 425/L: Therapeutic Modalities
HLTS 437/L: Functional Kinesiology/Biomechanics
REHS 615: Teaching Practicum I
RESH 640: Orthopedics & Biomechanics
REHS 644: Orthopedics & Biomechanics of the Upper Extremity
RESH 656: Physical & Therapeutic Modalities
REHS 658: Bioinstrumentation
RESH 660: Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Seminar
REHS 670: Supervised Research
REHS 671: Direct Research