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Kelly Lumpkin, Ph.D., LAT, ATC

Associate Professor of Health Sciences

(434) 582-7110


  • Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University
  • M.S., Slippery Rock University
  • B.S., Austin Peay State University


Dr. Kelly Lumpkin serves as an Athletic Training professor at Liberty University. She began her career as an educator in athletic training in 1998 and has specialized in research areas of therapeutic interventions such as lasers and manual therapy. She has worked clinically as an athletic trainer and served as a collegiate head athletic trainer.


Dr. Lumpkin has also done part-time work at the high school and middle school with an additional 10 years of medical mission’s service. After many years as the program director at Lee University, Kelly has transitioned into full-time teaching and research.

Courses Taught

  • ATTR 205 Musculoskeletal Terminology and Clinical Documentation
  • ATTR 225 Clinical Kinesiology
  • ATTR 226 Clinical Kinesiology Laboratory
  • ATTR 302 Upper Extremity Injury Evaluation
  • ATTR 303 Upper Extremity Injury Evaluation Laboratory
  • ATTR 321 Clinical Education III
  • ATTR 325 Evidence-Based Research in Athletic Training
  • ATTR 330 Clinical Musculoskeletal Anatomy
  • ATTR 331 Clinical Musculoskeletal Anatomy Laboratory


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

Research Interests

  • Therapeutic Interventions of manual therapy and modalities to enhance patient care
  • Student-athlete recovery
  • Standardized patient effectiveness in athletic training student education
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