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 2018 with the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award and in 2013 with the NATA Service Award.  In 2018, she was recognized by SEATA with the RT Floyd District Award and in 2016 with the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award.  Within ATAF, Dr. Tripp earned the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 2017 and the College/University Athletic Trainer of the Year in 2011. She serves as the Co-Chair for the Educational Resources Committee within the NATA Research and Education Foundation and as Vice President for ATAF.  She has been the Athletic Training (ATR) Discipline Coordinator for the State of Florida and serves on the Curriculum and Assessment committees within the Department and College respectively. She teaches, mentors student research interests and engages in service at the professional level.  Dr. Tripp initiated the inter-professional collaboration with Athletic Training and the School of Theatre and Dance to launch the Dance Wellness Clinic; supervising the athletic training services provided to the BA/BFA students in Dance.  Dr. Tripp helped create the Doctor of Athletic Training program, a post-professional, advanced practice clinical degree for credentialed Athletic Trainers.  She serves as the Associate Director of the DAT program and oversees the assessment and curricular programming for the degree; including the sub-specialization in Teaching & Leadership.  She has expertise in lower extremity biomechanics (e.g., kinetic chain function and injury), functional assessment and screening, administration and policy development.

Research Interests

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


  • ATR 4212c Athletic Injury Assessment: Upper
  • ATR 4213c Athletic Injury Assessment: Lower
  • ATR 4432 Clinical Pathology and Pharmacology
  • ATR 4512 Athletic Training Administration
  • ATR 4832 Athletic Training Clinical Experience III
  • ATR 7209c Movement Screening & Assessment
  • ATR 7439c Clinical Techniques and Pharmacology for ATs II
  • ATR 7509 Leadership & Mentoring in AT Clinical Practice
  • ATR 7519 Administration in AT
  • ATR 7818c Advanced Clinical Experience
  • ATR 7828c Advanced Clinical Experience II
  • HLP 4933 Athletic Medicine – UF in London (Study Abroad)