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Jeff G. Konin

  • Professor and Chair
  • Phone: 401.874.5627
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  • Office Location:
    University of Rhode Island
    Department of Physical Therapy
    Independence Square, Room 101
    Kingston, RI 02881


Dr. Konin is a professor and serves as the Chair of the Physical Therapy Department. He has previously served in academic and clinical leadership roles at Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU), the University of South Florida (USF), James Madison University (JMU), and Delaware Technical & Community College (DTCC).

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 also lectured, published and consulted in the area of ethical and legal issues in sports medicine. 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 clinical 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 sports
  • Knowledge transfer of sports concussion education
  • Body composition changes associated with musculoskeletal injuries


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

Teaching Responsibilities:

PHT 528 Ethical & Legal Issues in Physical Therapy

PHT 544 Health Promotion

PHT 574 Sports Physical Therapy

PHT 576 Broadening Experience in Physical Therapy

PHT 610 Evidence Based Inquiry I

PHT 620 Evidence Based Medicine II

PHT 630 Evidence Based Medicine III

PHT 640 Evidence Based Medicine IV


Professional Service:

  • American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) Chair of Communications Committee
  • American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) Co-Leader National Student Honor Society Task Force
  • Sports Physical Therapy Section Rhode Island State Legislative Representative


Konin JG, Horsley, D. Knowledge of youth ice hockey parents regarding sport concussion: a pilot study. IJAHSP, Vol. 15, Issue 2, 2017.

Konin JG, Wiksten D, Isear JA, Snyder A (Eds.). Special Tests for Orthopedic Examination, 4th Edition, SLACK Inc. Publishers, Thorofare, NJ, copyright 2016.

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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