Theresa Miyashita, Ph.D.

Theresa Miyashita, Ph.D.

Program Director/Assistant Professor

Primary Professional Service/Affiliation:

  • Member, Research Committee, 2015-present, Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association
  • Medical Advisor, 2014-present, Pink Concussions
  • State of Connecticut Concussion Legislative Task Force, 2014-present, Connecticut Athletic Trainers' Association
  • State of Connecticut Youth Concussion Education Task Force, 2014-present, Connecticut Athletic Trainers' Association
  • Abstract Proposal Reviewer, 2013-present, Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association
  • Member, Governmental Affair Committee, 2013-present, Connecticut Athletic Trainers' Association
  • Subject Matter Expert, 2009-present, National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine

Specialties:

  • Concussion Research
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist

 

What is your favorite part of Athletic Training?
Now, my favorite part of athletic training is giving back to the profession through the education of future athletic trainers. I love teaching our students all the intricacies involved in athletic training and sharing my previous experiences with them.

What is your favorite part about teaching AT at SHU?
My favorite part of teaching at SHU is the students. We have an amazing group of intelligent, motivated, and committed students as part of our program. Having these qualities makes being around our students and working with them on a regular basis a true joy.

Degrees and Certifications

    Degrees:

    • PhD, Philosophy in Education & Biomedical Sciences, 2011, Colorado State University
    • MA, Exercise & Sport Science, 2005, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
    • BS, Athletic Training, 2003, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY

     

     Certifications:

    • Certified Athletic Trainer

Teaching Responsibilities

    • Orthopedic Injury Evaluation
    • Senior Practicum
    • Research and Statistics

Research Interests & Grants

    Research Interests:

    Sports-Related Concussions

    • Athletes’ Knowledge
    • Prevention Strategies
    • Accelerometers

     

     Scholarly or Creative Interests:

    • Concussion research with Sacred Heart University mens lacrosse team

     

     Grants:

    • Sacred Heart University's Research & Creativity Grant, 2014

Publications and Presentations

    Publications:

    • Theresa L. Miyashita, Eleni Diakogeorgiou, Brian Hellstrom, Nick Kuchwara, Erica Tafoya, and Lori Young. "High school Athletes' Perceptions of Concussion." Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, November 2014; vol 2, 11
    • Miyashita, Theresa L., Timpson, William M., Frye, Melinda A., More."The Impact of an Educational Intervention on College Athletes' Knowledge of Concussions." Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. 23(5): 349-353, September 2013.
    • Theresa Miyashita. "Concussion 101: Knowing the Basics to Protect Your Athletes." Journal of Coaching Education 6.2 (2013).
    • Miyashita, T., Odell, C. (2013) “Anatomical Kinesiology, 2nd Ed.” Kendall Hunt
    • Theresa Miyashita “Recognizing and Managing Concussion in Physically Active Adolescents" COAHPERD Journal, March 2012

     

    Presentations:

    • Miyashita, T., Odell, C. (2015, June). HIIT as a Rehabilitation Tool. Paper presented at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO. 
    • Miyashita, T.  (2015, April). Importance of Concussion Education. Paper presented at the National Academy of Sports Medicine Master Training Summit, Denver, CO.
    • Miyashita, T., Samdperil, G. (2015, February). Enhancing critical thinking among students outside the classroom using a concept map approach. Paper accepted to be presented at the Athletic Trainers Educators’ Conference, Dallas, TX.
    • Miyashita, T. (2015, January). Accelerometer Research in Men’s Lacrosse. Paper presented at the US Lacrosse Annual Sports Medicine Symposium, Baltimore, MD.
    • Miyashita, T. Diakogeorgiou, E., Marrie, K., Mason, M. (2015, January). Impact Of A Competitive Lacrosse Season On Depression And Anxiety. Poster presented at the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. 
    • Miyashita, T. (2014, August). Corrective Exercise. Workshop presented at the IDEA World Annual Fitness Convention, Las Angeles, CA. 
    • Miyashita, T. (2014, August). PNF into Practice. Workshop presented at the NASM Advanced Two-Day Workshop, Denver, CO. 
    • Miyashita, T. (2014, May). Cardiac Abnormalities. Paper presented at the Sacred Heart University’s Athletic Training Workshop, Fairfield, CT. 
    • Miyashita, T. (2013, August). Dynamic Flexibility. Paper presented at the IDEA World Annual Fitness Convention, Las Angeles, CA. 
    • Miyashita, T. (2013, August). Gait Analysis and Corrective Exercise Techniques. Paper presented at the IDEA World Annual Fitness Convention, Las Angeles, CA. 
    • Miyashita, T., Odell, C., Thompson, B. (2013, June). Tabata Training as a Rehabilitation Tool. Paper presented at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada. 
    • Miyashita, T. (2013, April). Sport Performance Testing. Paper presented at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. 
    • Miyashita, T. (2013, April). Sport Performance Testing Workshop. Workshop presented at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. 
    • Miyashita, T. (2013, April). NASM’s Corrective Exercise Model. Paper presented at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. 
    • Miyashita, T. (2013, April). NASM’s Corrective Exercise Model Workshop. Workshop presented at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Location:
    Athletic Training - Undergraduate
    Cambridge 2-AT-26
    College of Health Professions
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