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Marisa A. Colston

Bachelor of Science, Physical Education-Teaching, 1988; and Master of Science, Physical Education, 1990.

Dr. Marisa A. Colston, PhD, ATC, is an industry leader in sports medicine, athletic training and teaching. She earned a PhD in Education-Exercise Science/Kinesiology from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She is now a Professor of Graduate Athletic Training, and Department Head for Health and Human Performance at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. Dr. Colston has scores of publication credits on her resume from peer-reviewed journals to textbook contributions and articles and editorials on athletic medicine. In 2017, she was named Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer by the National Athletic Trainers Association. Dr. Colston resides in Hixson, Tenn., with her spouse, Jonathan Colston.

Marisa A. Colston (BS88, MS90)