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John Coots, EdD, LAT, ATC

Associate Professor, Athletic Training Program, Co-Clinical Coordinator

(434) 592-7647




  • Ed.D., Liberty University
  • Ed.S., Liberty University
  • M.Ed., Frostburg State University
  • B.S., Houghton College


Dr. John G. Coots serves as an Associate Professor/Co-Clinical Coordinator for the Athletic Training Program at Liberty University. He began his career as an Interim Assistant Professor/Assistant Athletic Trainer at Houghton University (College). He worked as an ATC/Teacher for Nelson County Public Schools (16 years). He enjoys mentoring students toward gaining mastery of the content/clinical skills required to successfully pass the BOC Exam and provide the highest quality of healthcare. Dr. Coots continues to be blessed with the privilege of impacting the students whom God places in his classes/LABS and assisting the LU ATP in its mission of “Training Champions for Christ”. His passion is to mentor students as they strive to be Compassionate, Empathic, Patient-centered, CHRIST-like Healthcare Providers.


Courses Taught

  • ATTR 500 Bracing, Taping, & Wrapping (MSAT)
    • ATTR 501 Foundations of Athletic Training (MSAT)
    • ATTR 503 Emergency Care in Athletic Training (MSAT)
    • ATTR 510 Clinical Integrations I (MSAT)
    • ATTR 600 Healthcare Administration (MSAT)
    • ATTR 601 Healthcare Leadership and Patient Instructions – Clinical
    Interactions (MSAT)
    • ATTR 611 Clinical Integrations IV (MSAT)
    • ATTR 630 Behavioral and Population Health – Compassionate Healthcare
    • ATTR 680 Clinical Reasoning (MSAT)
    • ATTR 205 Musculoskeletal Terminology and Clinical Documentation.
    • ATTR 210/211 Principles of Athletic Training/LAB.
    • ATTR 221 Clinical Education I
    • ATTR 225/226 Clinical Kinesiology for Health Professionals Lecture/LAB.
    • ATTR 302/303 Upper Extremity Injury Evaluation Lecture/LAB.
    • ATTR 305/306 Emergency Care in Athletic Training Lecture/LAB.
    • ATTR 310/311 Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training Lecture/LAB.
    • ATTR 321 Clinical Education III.
    • ATTR 330/331 Musculoskeletal Clinical Anatomy Lecture/LAB
    • ATTR 335/336 Musculoskeletal Injury Assessment Lecture/LAB
    • ATTR 410 Administrative Aspects of Athletic Training Lecture.
    • ATTR 415 Leadership and Clinical Interactions in Athletic Training
    • ATTR 421 Clinical Education V
    • PHED/KINE 218 Tennis.
    • PHED/KINE 225 Weight Training and Conditioning



  • Member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association, Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association


Research Interests

  • Athletic Training Education Programs & Development
    • Athletic Training Clinical Education Experiences Student Competencies/
    • Athletic Training Clinical Preceptor Development & Engagement
    o Mentorship & Leadership
    • Self-Efficacy and Course Engagement of Athletic Training Students
    • Providing Empathic, Compassionate, Patient-centered Healthcare
    o Christ-like – From a Biblical Worldview perspective
    • Healthcare Leadership
    • Healthcare Administration in Athletic Training
    • Emergency Care in Athletic Training
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