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Jeff G. Konin

  • Professor and Chair
  • Phone: 401.874.5627
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  • Mailing Address: Independence Square, Suite J


Dr. Konin has previously held the positions of Director of Athletics at Eastern Connecticut State University, Faculty & Vice Chair of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine at the University of South Florida (USF), Executive Director of the Sports Medicine and Athletic Related Trauma (SMART) Institute at USF, Director of the Graduate Athletic Training Program at USF, and faculty and Assistant Athletic Director at James Madison University.

Dr. Konin’s published work and invited presentations have focused in the area of sports medicine with a particular interest in injury prevention and sport safety. He has shared his expertise at professional conferences throughout the United States as well as in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Norway, Romania, England, and Austria. His experiences have included serving on the medical staff for the 1996 Olympic Games and as the medical coordinator for the USA Wheelchair Rugby Paralympic Team. He is recognized as a Fellow by both the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association for his contributions.


Injury prevention in youth sports; Administrative management and leadership; Legal aspects of sport safety


  • Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University, 2004
  • MPT, University of Delaware, 1994
  • M.Ed., University of Virginia, 1989
  • B.S., Eastern Connecticut State University, 1988


Conley KM, Bolin DJ, Carek PJ, Konin JG, Neal TL, Violette D. National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement: Preparticipation Physical Examinations and Disqualifying Conditions. JAT 2014;49(1), 102-120.

Miller MD, Chhabra AA, Konin JG, Mistry D. Sports Medicine Conditions. Return to Play: Recognition, Treatment, Planning.  1st Edition, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins Publishers, 2014.

Konin JG, Lopez, R. Pediatric Sports Emergencies, in Rehberg R (Ed.), Sports Emergency Care, 2nd Ed., SLACK Inc Publishers, Thorofare, NJ, published 2013.

Coris EE, Sahebzamani F, Curtis A, Jennings J, Walz SM, Nugent D, Reese E, Zwygart KK, Konin JG, Pescasio M, Drezner JA. Preparticipation cardiovascular screening among National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Institutions. Br J Sports Med. Feb;47(3):182-4, 2013.

Konin JG & Jessee B. Range of Motion & Flexibility, in Andrews JR, Harrelson G, & Wilk KE (Eds.), Physical Rehabilitation of The Injured Athlete, Williams & Wilkins/Saunders Publishers, published 2012.

Konin JG, Bryan S, & Shimer A, The Cervical Spine, in Starkey C (Ed.), Athletic Training & Sports Medicine, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, published 2012.

Coris, EE, Pescasio M, Zwygart K, Gonzalez E, Farrar T, Bryan S, Konin JG, McElroy T. Office-Based Ultrasound in Sports Medicine Practice. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, 21(1):57-61, 2011.

Konin JG (Ed.). Rehabilitation from the Perspective of the Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist.  Clinics in Sports Medicine (MD Miller Ed.),   Elsevier Publishing, Philadelphia, PA, 2010.

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