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Tricia Austin , Ph.D., PT, ATC

Department Chairperson; Associate Professor
Physical Therapy and Athletic Training


  • Ph.D., Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois
  • Master of Science, School of Kinesiology and Recreation, Illinois State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Maryville University

Research Interests

  • Dr. Austin has two primary areas of research focus. The first area focuses on identifying risk factors associated with overuse bone injury. The second area focuses on promoting clinicians' use of evidence-based practice.

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Missouri Physical Therapy Association
  • National Athletic Trainers Association