Patricia Tripp, Ph.D., ATC, LAT, CSCS

Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

  • Ph.D. in Exercise Science (Biomechanics), University of Kentucky, 2004
  • M.S. in Exercise Science (Biomechanics), Auburn University, 2001
  • B.S. in Exercise and Sport Sciences (Athletic Training), University of Florida, 1998

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Contact Info

FLG 160
P.O. Box 118205
Gainesville, FL 32611-8205
(352) 294-1729 |


Dr. Tripp is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the CAATE Undergraduate Athletic Training Program in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association (SEATA), and Athletic Trainers’ Association of Florida (ATAF). Dr. Tripp was recognized by the NATA in 2013 with the NATA Service Award, and in 2011 as the College/University Athletic Trainer of the Year by ATAF. She serves as the District IX Chair for the NATA Research and Education Foundation Board of Directors, a member of the NATA’s International Committee and Athletic Training (ATR) Discipline Coordinator for the State of Florida. She teaches, conducts research, and reviews manuscripts and textbooks in the fields of Athletic Training, Sports Medicine and Biomechanics. Dr. Tripp has published and presented research focused on gait and lower extremity injury mechanics (e.g., kinetic chain function and injury – knee, hip).

Research Interests

  • Neuromuscular and Biomechanical Factors Related to Lower Extremity Injury
  • Gait Analysis
  • Injury Prevention and Epidemiology
  • Clinical Application – Case Injuries


  • ATR 3102 Principles of Athletic Training
  • ATR 4212c Athletic Injury Assessment: Upper
  • ATR 4213c Athletic Injury Assessment: Lower
  • ATR 4432 Clinical Pathology and Pharmacology
  • ATR 4512 Athletic Training Administration
  • ATR 4822 Athletic Training Clinical Experience II
  • ATR 4832 Athletic Training Clinical Experience III
  • HLP 4933 Athletic Medicine – UF in London (Study Abroad)