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Dr. Sarah Manspeaker, PhD, ATC is a tenured Associate 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. Dr. 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 non-orthopedic 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 faculty successes, Sarah has received two Rangos School of Health Sciences, Dean's Award for Faculty Excellence, in the areas of Teaching and Service to the Mission. Sarah has published extensively on topics related to interprofessional education, best practices in athletic training education, and the infusion of evidence into clinical practice. She has completed more than 30 presentations on these topics at the regional, national, and international levels.

Manspeaker is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and serves as a site visitor for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. She serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Athletic Training, an editor for the Athletic Training Education Journal, as well as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Interprofessional Care.
Manspeaker is a licensed athletic trainer in Pennsylvania and 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 Medical Director for the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania Winter Games.


  • 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

Areas of Expertise

  • Interprofessional Education
  • Patient simulation
  • Global health