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Aaron Struminger, PhD, ATC

Assistant Professor

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Ph.D., University of Delaware

M.A., Exercise Science/Athletic Training, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

B.S., Athletic Training, University of Florida

Professional Summary

Aaron joined the Athletic Training Program in the fall of 2017. He began his athletic training career as an undergraduate student at the University of Florida. After an internship with the baseball team at California State University, Fresno, he received his Master’s at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he served as a Graduate Assistant with the volleyball, tennis, and rowing teams. Aaron continued his graduate work by completing a PhD in the Biomechanics and Movement Science program at the University of Delaware, where he began developing his research on injuries to the shoulder and elbow in overhead athletes. His primary interest lies in determining the causes of adaptation to the upper extremity, identifying the age at which those changes occur, and preventing injuries in young overhead athletes.

Courses Taught

ATTR 219- Introduction to Athletic Training

ATTR 321- Modalities for Athletic Training

ATTR 420- Administrative and Legal Aspects of Athletic Training

Selected Presentations and/or Publications

Struminger AH , Astolfi MM, Swanik CB. Sport comparison of shoulder adaptations in 8-10 year-old overhead athletes. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting (2016), Boston, MA.

Struminger AH , Swanik CB. Youth swimmers with shoulder pain exhibit deficits in scapular upward rotation. National Athletic Trainers’ Association Clinical Symposia & Athletic  Training Expo (2016), Baltimore, MD.

Struminger AH , Lewek, MD, Goto S, Hibberd EE, Blackburn JT. Comparison of gluteal and hamstrings activation during five commonly used plyometric exercises. Clin Biomech.2013;28(7):783-89.

Rich RL, Struminger AH, Tucker WS, Munkasy BA, Joyner AB, Buckley TA. Scapular upward rotation deficits after fatigue in tennis players. J Athl Train. 2016;51(6): 474-9.

Astolfi, MA., Swanik, CB, Struminger AH, Royer TD, Kaminski TW. Adaptations of the shoulder to overhead throwing in youth athletes. J Athl Train. 2015;50(7):726-32.

Swanik KA, Thomas SJ, Struminger AH, Huxel Bliven KC, Kelly 4th JD, Swanik CB. The effect of shoulder plyometric training on amortization time and upper extremity kinematics. J Sport Rehabil. 2016 Dec;25(4):315-23

Additional Information

The Athletic Training Program is part of the School of Health Promotion & Human Performance, 318 Porter Building, 734.487.0090