Professor of Athletic Training
I am currently a Professor of Athletic Training. During my many years at Lynchburg, I have served as the Head Athletic Trainer, Clinical Education Coordinator, and Faculty Athletic Representative. I have been a certified Athletic Trainer for over 30 years and spent the first five years of my career working as an assistant athletic trainer at Northwestern University.
- PhD in Kinesiology – University of Virginia, 2005
Dissertation Title: Medial Collateral Ligament Stiffness in Males and Females
- AS in Physical Therapy Assistant Program – College of Health Science, 1996
- MEd in Sports Medicine – University of Virginia, 1982
- BS in Physical Education with an emphasis in Athletic Training – Canisius College, 1981
- Hall of Fame, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, 2019
- Gail Weldon Award of Excellence, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, 2019
- Hall of Fame, Mid-Athletic Trainers’ Association, 2018
- Hall of Fame, Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association, 2012
- Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, 2004
- Athletic Trainer Service Award, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, 1998
- K. Madison Smith Award for Academic Excellence, CHRV College of Health Sciences, Physical Therapy Assistants Program, 1996
- Sports Hall of Fame, Canisius College, 1993
Currently I am the chair of the NATA LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee. This is a new committee as of 2017, and I am proud to be a founding member and the chair. In the past, as Director of District III (Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers Association) and a member of the NATA Board of Directors, I spent considerable time working in professional service. I review manuscripts for the Journal of Athletic Training and I assist our students in research projects.
My dissertation was related to measuring the stiffness of the human Medial Collateral Ligament in males and females of distinct age groups. I am most interested in quantitative research related to clinical questions for the AT.
For more information regarding Dr. Aronson’s publications, visit https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Patricia_Aronson
I grew up in a small town in western New York but found heaven in Virginia while attending the University of Virginia. I live in a small house on top of a hill overlooking the James River. I am happiest when I am hiking in the mountains or rowing my boat on the James River. I have a very cute dog named Hank and a perfect cat named Chipper.