Theresa Miyashita, Ph.D.

Theresa Miyashita, Ph.D.

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


  • Concussion Research
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist

Degrees and Certifications

    • 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


    • Certified Athletic Trainer

Teaching Responsibilities

    • Orthopedic Injury Evaluation
    • Senior Practicum
    • Research and Statistics

Research Interests and Grants

    Research Interests:

    Sports-Related Concussions

    • Athletes’ Knowledge
    • Prevention Strategies
    • Accelerometers

    Scholarly or Creative Interests:

    • Concussion research with Sacred Heart University mens lacrosse team


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

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