Tyler Wood, Ph.D., LAT, ATC
Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Clinical Education


Athletic Training

Research Interests

My research agenda consists of two broad areas:

  • Understanding human movement and impairment with an emphasis on rehabilitation
  • Implementing creative educational techniques to enhance the athletic training students' education.
I am committed to interdisciplinary collaborations to promote the science and practice of movement rehabilitation and facilitate athletic training education.


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Kinesiology
  • M.S., Saint Louis University, Health Sciences
  • M.A.T., Saint Louis University, Athletic Training
  • B.S., Saint Louis University, Exercise Science

Recent Publications

  • Wood TA, Grahovec NE, Hill CM, Sanfilippo CM, Blessing E. A creative medical investigation: Bridging the soft skill gap. International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education. 2022;1-12.
  • Blessing E, Wood TA, Grahovec NE. Case-by-collaboration: An adaptable skills-based educational model for health discipline. The Internet Journal of Applied Health Sciences and Practice. 2022;20(4):12.
  • Wood TA, Tablerion JM*, Ballard RA, Zimmerman J, Sosnoff JJ. Head acceleration and sub-concussive head impacts in collegiate divers: a pilot study. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training. 2021;26:212-215.
  • Sebastião E, Wood TA, Motl RW, Santinelli FB, Barbieri FA. The importance of promoting physical activity and exercise training as adjuvant therapy for people with multiple sclerosis. Motriz, Journal of Physical Education. 2022;28.
  • Wood TA, Moon Y, Sun R, Bishnoi A, Sosnoff JJ. Age-related head impact and acceleration differences during sideways falls. BioMed Research International, 2019.

Funded Projects

  • Wood TA, Hill CM, Grahovec NE, Sebastiao E. Examining Impaired Long-Term Neuromuscular Control Mechanisms Following Concussion. Northern Illinois University Research and Artistry Opportunity Grant. 2021 - 2022. Awarded $15,000.
  • Grahovec NE, Wood TA. Interprofessional and Transdisciplinary Mass Casualty/Triage Simulation within Athletic Training & Nursing Education. Northern Illinois University College of Education Deans Instructional Innovation Grant. 2021. Awarded $2,500.
  • Wood TA, Grahovec NE. Enhancing Functional Anatomy Skills within Athletic Training Education with an Ultra-Short Throw Interactive Projector. Northern Illinois University College of Education Dean's Instructional Innovation Grant. 2020. Awarded $2,500.

Courses Taught

  • KNAT 501 Foundations of Athletic Training
  • KNAT 520 Integrated Therapeutic Interventions in Athletic Training I
  • KNAT 521 Integrated Therapeutic Interventions in Athletic Training I Lab
  • KNAT 522 Integrated Therapeutic Interventions in Athletic Training II
  • KNAT 523 Integrated Therapeutic Interventions in Athletic Training II Lab
  • KNAT 551 Athletic Training Clinical Experience I
  • KNAT 552 Athletic Training Clinical Experience II    


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