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David H. Perrin

David H. Perrin, PhD, ATC

Academic Office Information

For 15 years Dr. Perrin directed the graduate programs in Athletic Training (MEd) and Sports Medicine (PhD & EdD) at the University of Virginia. He was named the Joe Gieck Professor of Sports Medicine, founded the Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Research Laboratory, and mentored over 50 students who received a doctoral degree in Sports Medicine. His primary research interest, funded by the National Institutes of Health, focused on anterior cruciate ligament injury risk factors in female athletes.

Dr. Perrin was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Athletic Training for eight years (1996-2004) and founding editor of the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation (1990-1995). He is author of Isokinetic Exercise and Assessment and Athletic Taping and Bracing, 3nd Edition (with translations in Japanese, Greek, Chinese, Portuguese, Korean and French), editor of The Injured Athlete, Third Edition, and coauthor of Examination of Musculoskeletal Injuries and Research Methods in Athletic Training. He also served as series editor of the 5-textbook Athletic Training Education Series.

From 2007 to 2011 he served on the Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages, Bureau of Health Professions of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As a faculty member, he was recipient of a University of Virginia All-University Outstanding Teaching Award in 1997 and in 1998 received the Curry School of Education Foundation's Outstanding Professor Award. His professional awards from the National Athletic Trainers' Association include the Sayers "Bud" Miller Distinguished Educator Award in 1996, the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award in 1998, the William G. Clancy, Jr., MD Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research in 1999, and induction into the Hall of Fame in 2003. In 2015 he received the NATA Research & Education Foundation’s Lifetime Contribution Award. Among his honors are distinguished alumni awards from CSC, ISU, and Pitt, including induction into the Legacy Laureate Society at the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. In 2009 he received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the Arizona School of Health Sciences at A.T. Still University.

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. H-M Wang (04/2018). Sex Comparisons of In-Vivo ACL Morphometry.
  2. J Seegmiller (02/2018). Part I: Doctoral Education in Athletic Training. The Post-Professional Education Committee Doctoral Education Workgroup Report.
  3. RJ Schmitz (02/2018). Regional differences in anterior cruciate ligament imaging biomarkers: T2 and T2* values. . 8, 238-245.


  1. David H Perrin (06/2018). Athletic Taping, Bracing, and Casting, 4th Edition. Human Kinetics.