Jeremy Hawkins, PhD, LAT, ATC
Jeremy Hawkins, PhD, LAT, ATC, received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with an Athletic Training emphasis from Brigham Young University (BYU), a Master of Science in Sports Medicine with a Public Health minor from Oregon State University, and a PhD in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from BYU. He serves as the Department Head for the Department of Kinesiology and Athletic Training Program Director at Colorado Mesa University. Dr. Hawkins has been an athletic training educator for more than a decade. In addition to classroom teaching experience, he has also worked clinically at the high school, collegiate (Division I and II), and professional levels, as well as in a physical therapy clinic.
Since athletic training is such a hands on profession, Dr. Hawkins does his best to take the same approach in his courses, ever mindful of what the brain is doing while in class. Dr. Hawkins holds a firm belief that education changes lives, and because of that, he loves to be involved in that process. One of his favorite ways to engage students in learning outside of the classroom is to take them with him to cover a sporting event or into the lab to conduct research; the one-on-one interactions are very rewarding.
Outside of class, Dr. Hawkins conducts research on therapeutic modalities. Dr. Hawkins has been known to hit people with a tennis ball to create a bruise (with proper institutional board approval of course) so that he can treat them in different ways. In addition to studying therapeutic modalities, Dr. Hawkins is interested in the educational process for athletic training. The profession of athletic training is ever changing and Dr. Hawkins is always looking for new ways to keep the Colorado Mesa University Athletic Training students on the forefront of those changes.