Susan Ganz, Ph.D., ATC

Susan Ganz, Ph.D., ATC

  • Professor of Kinesiology
  • ATEP Clinical Coordinator
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Phone: (619) 849-2704


  • Ph.D. – HPER: Exercise Science/C&I - University of New Mexico, 2003
  • M.S. – Health and Physical Education: Community & Public Health – Austin Peay State University, 1989
  • B.A. – Physical Education: Athletic Training – Azusa Pacific, 1988


Dr. Ganz has been at PLNU since 1997. As a generalist she brings a broad knowledge to the department as she teaches courses in both athletic training and physical education. Her expertise is in management of athletic training and enjoys updating and creating new policies and procedures. Dr. Ganz is the Rehabilitation Coordinator in the athletic training clinic and helps to design and direct the rehabilitation classes that are run in the early afternoons for the collegiate student athletes. She also serves as an Athletic Trainer with volleyball, women’s basketball and Track and field.

 Courses Instructed:

PED 148: Aerobics
PED 213: Individual & Dual Sports II
KPE 280L: Introduction to Athletic Training Lab
ATR 415: Therapeutic Modalities
ATR 460: Allied Health Care Management

Research Interest:
To gain an understanding of functional balance, proprioception and neuromuscular control. Specifically, to study interventions to decrease pain and enhance rehabilitation and return to play.

Recent Scholarly Activity:

 “Reducing the risk and liability associated with intercollegiate Athletics” NAIA National Athletic Directors Convention, San Diego, CA. April 2006.

· “Hosting Large Events” NAIA College and Sports Medicine Meeting. San Francisco, CA. June 2006.