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Jeffrey Parr

Dr. Jeffrey Parr

Assistant Professor


Dr. Parr earned his BS in Movement Studies and Exercise Science with an Athletic Training emphasis from East Stroudsburg University in 1999, followed by an MS in Athletic Training from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2000, and a Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance with a Sports Medicine specialization from the University of Florida in 2010. With 7 years of experience as a certified athletic trainer in collegiate settings, Dr. Parr transitioned into academia, joining USM in 2016. He initially served as Clinical Education Coordinator and later as Program Director from 2017-2022. Dr. Parr's research focuses on identifying and mitigating risk factors for musculoskeletal injuries among active individuals. He integrates biological and psychological risk factors to determine injury risk and severity. Dr. Parr's contributions have been recognized with the 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award and the 2024 Distinguished Researcher Award from the CNHP.

  • Athletic Training/Sports Medicine (PHD) - University of Florida (2010)
  • Athletic Training (MS) - University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (2000)
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine (BS) - East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (1999)

HPR 219: Introduction to Athletic Training
HPR 371: Injury Care & Prevention for Athletic Training
HPR 554L: AT Clinical I
HPR 571: AT Clinical Exam & Diagnosis I
HPR 571 AT Clinical Exam & Diagnosis I Lab
HPR 572: AT Clinical Exam & Diagnosis II
HPR 574L AT Clinical II
HPR 585: Research Design and Statistics
HPR 624: Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Athletic Trainers
HPR 702: Research Capstone

  • Serum Vitamin D Influence on Bone Mineral Density in Collegiate Athletes, No, Gazzetta Medica Italiana - Archivio, 2023, 10.23736/S0393-3660.23.05027-1
  • Effects of ibuprofen on muscle hypertrophy and inflammation: A systematic review, Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports, 2023,
  • The Effects of Physical Exercise on Depression for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury: A Systematic Review , Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports, 2022,
  • Genetic and psychological factors interact to predict physical impairment phenotypes following exercise-induced shoulder injury, Journal of Pain Research, 2018,
  • Epidemiology of musculoskeletal injuries sustained by Naval Special Forces Operators and students., Journal of science and medicine in sport, 2017, 10.1016/j.jsams.2017.09.003
  • Normative Data for the NeuroCom Sensory Organization Test in US Military Special Operations Forces., Journal of athletic training, 2017, 10.4085/1062-6050-52.1.05
  • Residual Impact of Previous Injury on Musculoskeletal Characteristics in Special Forces Soldiers, MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, 2015, 10.1249/01.mss.0000477579.17605.12
  • Psychological Influences Predict Recovery Following Exercise Shoulder Pain, International Journal of Sports Medicine, 2014
  • National Athletic Trainers' Association
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Southeastern Athletic Trainers' Association
  • Mississippi Athletic Trainers' Association
  • English (Native or Bilingual)

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Areas of Expertise

Athletic Training, Injury Prevention, Nutrition, Genetic Mutations