Michael P. Smith Ph.D. ATC LAT
Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Master of Athletic Training
Director, Clinical Anatomy Research Laboratory
1994 Bachelor of Science: Biology – State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh,
1997 Master of Science: Sports Health Care – Arizona School of Health Sciences, Mesa,
2005 Doctor of Philosophy: FCSE, emphasis in Biomechanics – Texas Tech University,
BOARD CERTIFICATION/ LICENSURE
- 1994 ATC: Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) Certified Athletic Trainer
- 2000 LAT: Texas License: Athletic Trainer
- 2006 American Red Cross Fundamentals Instructor
- The influence of stress hormones, particularly cortisol, on ACL remodeling
- The effects of stress hormones on neuromuscular control of the lower extremities
- The effects of stress hormones on the tensile strength of ACL
- Biomechanical differences between women and men, specifically identifying implications
for ACL injury
- Neural Dynamics
- Functional Anatomy and Histology
James CR, Scheuermann BW, & Smith MP. (In-Press). Effects of two methods of neuromuscular fatigue on landing performance.
Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology.
Smith MP, Sizer PS, & James CR. (2009). Effects of fatigue on frontal plane knee motion and
ground reaction forces in men and women during landing. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 8, 419-427.
Brismée JM, Sizer PS, Dedrick GS, Sawyer BG, & Smith MP. (2009). An Immunohistochemical and Histological Study of Human Uncovertebral Joints.
Spine. 34, 1257-1263.
Slauterbeck JR, Fuzie SF, Smith MP, Clark RJ, Xu KT, Starch DW, & Hardy DM. (2002). The Menstrual Cycle, Sex Hormones,
and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury. Journal of Athletic Training, 37(3), 275 – 278.
Smith, M. (2000). Acute Traumatic Compartment Syndrome of the Anterior Thigh in a Collegiate
Men’s Soccer Player: A Case Study. Athletic Therapy Today. 5,42-43.
Smith, M. (1998). NSAID’s: The Most Common Drug in Sports Health Care: Literature Review.
Athletic Therapy Today. 3, 30-35.