Jeff Sullivan, Ph.D., ATC

Jeff Sullivan, Ph.D., ATC, Department Chair

  • Director of Athletic Training Education
  • Professor of Kinesiology
  • Phone: (619) 849-2629


Dr. Sullivan has expertise in pathology to the shoulder and cervical spine. Dr. Sullivan Directs the Athletic Training Education Program and serves as Clinical Instructor Educator. He also serves as an Assistant Athletic Trainer with men’s basketball and men’s and women’s tennis.

Research Interest:

To gain an enhanced understanding of neural aspects of human performance. Specifically, to study how mechanisms such as proprioception and neuromuscular control mediate human joint stability and are affected by injury. 

Courses Instructed:
ATR 388: Assessment of Head, Spinal, and Upper Extremity Pathology
ATR 410: Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation
KPE 280: Introduction to Athletic Training

Recent Publications and Presentations:

Most Recent Research

  • Shoulder Joint Position Sense after Thermal, Open and Arthroscopic Capsulorrhaphy for Recurrent Anterior Instability. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery; May-June, 2008.
  • The Influence of glenohumeral stabilization technique on joint position sense and neuromuscular control in patients with recurrent anterior instability. Poster presentation, National Athletic Trainers’ Association Clinical Symposium, June 28, 2007.
  • Comparison of Joint Position Sense, Strength, Functional Ability and Patient Satisfaction After Thermal, Open, and Arthroscopic Glenohumeral Capsulorrhaphy. Journal of Athletic Training 40(2), 2005.
  • The Effects of Gender and Limb Dominance on Critical Tracking Tasks Measuring Neuromuscular Control of the Shoulder. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise: June, 2004.