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Mark A. Merrick, PhD, AT, ATC, FNATA

Associate Professor of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
Division Director

Dr. Merrick

Biographical Information

Dr. Merrick is the Director of the Athletic Training Division in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and a Fellow of the National Athletic Trainers Association.  He is a researcher and frequent lecturer in the area of therapeutic modalities and injury pathophysiology.  His work in these areas has earned him both the Outstanding Research Manuscript Award and the Outstanding Non-Research Manuscript Award from the Journal of Athletic Training where he also serves as an Editor for the Pathology, Physiology, and Biodynamics section.  He is also a member of the editorial board the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation and a guest reviewer for 11 other journals.   He was elected as a Commissioner for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) where he has served as a site visitor or site visit chair since 2003. He is a member of the writing group for the NATA Executive Committee for Education's Appropriate Entry-Level Degree Taskforce. He also serves as Vice-Chair of the Ohio State University's Biomedical Sciences Institutional Review Board. Additionally, he formerly served on the NATA Foundation's Research Committee for 10 years in roles including Vice-Chair for Grants and Vice-Chair for Awards and as a contributing editor for Athletic Therapy Today.

Degrees & Credentials

  • Fellow, National Athletic Trainers' Association, 2013
  • Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology, The University of Toledo, 1997
  • M.A. in Athletic Training, Indiana State University, 1992
  • B.Ed. in Exercise Science with concentration in Athletic Training, The University of Toledo, 1991

Contact Information

  • Office: 228G Atwell Hall
  • Phone: 614-247-6231
  • Fax: 614-292-0210
  • email: mark.merrick@osumc.edu