Faculty and Staff

Linda Gazzillo Diaz

Professor • Department of Kinesiology

Tenured Full Professor
Began at William Paterson University in September 1995
Athletic Training Education Program Director 2000 - 2020
Athletic Training Education Program Coordinator of Clinical Education 1996 - 2000


EdD Educational Administration and Supervision , Rutgers University New Brunswick,

MS Exercise and Sport Studies, University of Florida Gainesville, FL

BS Health Education, Penn State University State College, PA


Athletic Training

Licenses and Certifications

Athletic Training Certification, National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification National

New Jersey Athletic Training License, New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners State

Massage Therapy License, New Jersey Massage, Bodywork & Somatic Therapy State

Representative Publications

Survey of Athletic Injuries for Exercise Science; Sudbury, Mass.; Jones and Bartlett Publishers; 2014

Awards and Honors

Alumni Recognition Award
Penn State University Alumni Association, College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society

Notable Courses Taught

ATEP 1500 Introduction to Athletic Training
ATEP 2400 Prevention of Injury and Illness in Athletic Training Lab
ATEP 2500 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I
ATEP 2600 Assessment of the Extremities
ATEP 2700 Athletic Training Modalities
ATEP 3600 Assessment of the Core Body
ATEP 3700 Therapeutic Exercise
ATEP 4500 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training IV
ATEP 4750 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training V
EXSC 2100 Survey of Athletic Injuries

131 Wightman Gym

Tuesdays 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm and by scheduled appointment (in person or virtual) at https://wpu-nj.campus.eab.com/pal/ceUsToycAw