Patricia M. Tripp, PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS

Clinical 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 & 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 Professor and Associate Director of the Doctor of Athletic Training program in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. Dr. Tripp helped create the DAT program, a post-professional, advanced practice clinical degree for credentialed Athletic Trainers.  She oversees the assessment and curricular programming for the degree and chairs the concentration oversight team for Teaching & Leadership.  She has expertise in lower extremity biomechanics (e.g., kinetic chain function and injury), functional assessment and screening, administration, and policy development.  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 serves as the President of ATAF, following two terms (six years) as Vice President of ATAF.  In March 2020, SEATA inducted Dr. Tripp into the Hall of Fame.  She earned recognition by the NATA in 2018 with the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award and in 2013 with the NATA Service Award.  SEATA awarded her with the RT Floyd District Award in 2018 and the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 2016.  Within ATAF, Dr. Tripp earned the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 2017 and the College/University Athletic Trainer of the Year in 2011. Dr. Tripp created two athletic training service clinics – Military Wellness Clinic (2021) and Dance Wellness Clinic (2016) and has cultivated the interprofessional collaboration to support healthcare for ROTC and School of Theatre and Dance (Dance, Musical Theatre) students.  She is the Athletic Training (ATR) Discipline Coordinator for the State of Florida and serves on the Undergraduate Curriculum and Assessment committees within the Department and College respectively.  She teaches with the DAT, mentors’ students within the Teaching & leadership and Manual Therapy concentrations, and engages in service within the professional organizations for athletic training. 

Research Interests

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


  • 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 Athletic Training
  • ATR 7818c Advanced Clinical Experience I
  • ATR 7828c Advanced Clinical Experience II
  • HLP 4933 Athletic Medicine – UF in London (Study Abroad)