Faculty and Staff

Jaclyn D Morrissette

Professor • Department of Kinesiology

Dr. Jaclyn Morrissette is an Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Programs at William Paterson University. She completed her PhD at the University of Kentucky in Exercise Science with a concentration in Biomechanics and an emphasis in Gait Analysis. Her dissertation was on the "Biomechanics of Race Walking and its Comparisons to Normal Walking and Running". Her expertise in this area has been published and presented in national and international journals and conferences, respectively. She has also been quoted in the New York Times during the 2016 Olympics in a piece titled "How does race walking differ from running?". Additionally, She has a Master’s degree in Sport and Recreation Management from James Madison University and a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from the University of Connecticut. In her free time, she enjoys running and traveling with her husband, Dustin.

Professional Interests

Gait analysis, post-concussion motor control/gait

Other Interests

Running, Horseback riding

Degrees

PhD Exercise Science, University of Kentucky Lexington, KY

MS Sport & Recreation Management, James Madison University West Milford, VA

BS Athletic Training, University of Connecticut Storrs, CT

Specialization

Athletic Training & Biomechanics

Licenses and Certifications

The Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) was incorporated in 1989 as a not-for-profit credentialing agency to provide a certification program for the entry level athletic training profession. The BOC establishes both the standards for the practice of athletic training and the continuing education requirements for BOC Certified Athletic Trainers (ATs). The BOC also works with state regulatory agencies to provide credential information, professional conduct guidelines and regulatory standards on certification issues. The BOC also has the only accredited certification program for ATs in the United States and has a mutual recognition agreement with Ireland. 07/08/2004
Board Certified Athletic Trainer, Athletic Training Board of Certification National

The Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) was incorporated in 1989 as a not-for-profit credentialing agency to provide a certification program for the entry level athletic training profession. The BOC establishes both the standards for the practice of athletic training and the continuing education requirements for BOC Certified Athletic Trainers (ATs). The BOC also works with state regulatory agencies to provide credential information, professional conduct guidelines and regulatory standards on certification issues. The BOC also has the only accredited certification program for ATs in the United States and has a mutual recognition agreement with Ireland. 07/08/2004
Board Certified Athletic Trainer, Athletic Training Board of Certification National

Notable Courses Taught

ATP 5000 Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries and Illnesses
ATP 5500 Assessment of the Lower Extremity
ATP 5600 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I
KNES 3530 Motor Learning
SMED 2200 Introduction to Sports Medicine
SMED 2400 Surface Anatomy

121 Wightman Gym

By appointment