Dr. Aaron Struminger

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Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator

Health Promotion and Human Performance

318U Porter


[email protected]


  • Ph.D., University of Delaware
  • MA, Exercise Science/Athletic Training, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BS, Athletic Training, University of Florida


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 Ph.D. 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.


  • Post EG, Struminger AH, Hibberd EE. Sport specialization is associated with upper-extremity overuse injury in high school baseball players. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2020; 29(9):1775-1782
  • Struminger AH, Atanda A, Buckley TA, Richards JG, Swanik CB. Impact of overhead sport and age on upper extremity tissue characteristics. National Athletic Trainers' Association Clinical Symposia and Athletic Training Expo (2018), New Orleans, LA.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.


  • ATTR 505: Intro to Therapeutic Intervention
  • ATTR 508: Clinical Diagnosis and Therapeutic Intervention for Upper Body Injuries
  • ATTR 630: Professional Development I