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John Coots, EdD, LAT, ATC

Clinical Coordinator, Athletic Training Program
Associate Professor of Health Sciences

(434) 592-7647


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


Dr. John Coots serves as an Associate Professor/Clinical Coordinator for Athletic Training Program at Liberty University. He began his career as an Interim Assistant Professor/Assistant Athletic Trainer at Houghton College. He worked as an ATC/Teacher for Nelson County Public Schools for 16 years.

Dr. Coots enjoys mentoring students to gain the content/clinical skills required to pass the BOC Exam and to provide the highest quality of healthcare.

Courses Taught

  • ATTR 205 Musculoskeletal Terminology and Clinical Documentation.
  • ATTR 210 Principles of Athletic Training.
  • ATTR 211 Principles of Athletic Training Laboratory
  • ATTR 221 Clinical Education I
  • ATTR 225 Clinical Kinesiology
  • ATTR 226 Clinical Kinesiology Laboratory
  • ATTR 300 Lower Extremity Injury Evaluation
  • ATTR 301 Lower Extremity Injury Evaluation Laboratory
  • ATTR 302 Upper Extremity Injury Evaluation
  • ATTR 303 Upper Extremity Injury Evaluation Laboratory
  • ATTR 305 Emergency Care in Athletic Training
  • ATTR 306 Emergency Care in Athletic Training Laboratory
  • ATTR 310 Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training
  • ATTR 311 Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training Laboratory
  • ATTR 321 Clinical Education III
  • ATTR 410 Administrative Aspects of Athletic Training
  • ATTR 415 Leadership and Clinical Interactions in Athletic Training
  • ATTR 421 Clinical Education V


  • 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 (Mentorship & Leadership)
  • Self-Efficacy and Course Engagement of Athletic Training Students
  • Leadership and Administration in Athletic Training
  • Emergency Care in Athletic Training
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