TTUHSC School of Allied Health Sciences

Michael P. Smith Ph.D. ATC LAT

Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Master of Athletic Training Program

Director, Clinical Anatomy Research Laboratory


1994 Bachelor of Science: Biology – State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY

1997 Master of Science: Sports Health Care – Arizona School of Health Sciences, Mesa, AZ

2005 Doctor of Philosophy: FCSE, emphasis in Biomechanics – Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX


  • 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.