Assistant Professor-Athletic Training Education Program



Connie Peterson, Ph.D., ATC

Years at JMU:  11

Clinical Responsibilities:      

Aquatic Rehabilitation Coordinator




Dr. Connie Peterson is a native of Elkhart, Ind.  She received her B.S. degree from Indiana University, her M.S. degree from Ithaca College, and her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. 

Clinically, she has worked as an athletic trainer at Methodist Sports Medicine Center in Indianapolis where she provided outreach athletic training coverage to Mt. Vernon High School and athletic training services to many local, state, national, and international sporting events.  In 1996, she was the chief athletic trainer for the swimming venue at the Atlanta Paralympics and worked at the cycling venue and opening and closing ceremonies as well.  While at the University of Georgia, she supervised athletic training students assigned with the men’s and women’s tennis teams and assisted with coverage of numerous NCAA national championship events. 

Connie has developed research interests and extensive experience in the assessment of sport related concussions and return to play recommendations. 

In her spare time, Connie is an avid triathlete who has earned All-America status in her age group every year since 2000.  She is using her interest to develop additional research lines.