Portrait of Jennifer Earl-Boehm

Jennifer E. Earl-Boehm, PhD, ATC, FNATA

  • Program Director, Athletic Training & Sports Psychology
  • Executive Committee Chair
  • Associate Professor, Athletic Training & Sports Psychology

Speaker Topics

  • Injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Knee injuries
  • Running biomechanics
  • Athletic training

Interests & Expertise

Jennifer Earl-Boehm’s research interest is the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of lower extremity injuries in physically active individuals. Examples include Patellofemoral Pain, Iliotibial Band Syndrome, ACL injury, etc. Her expertise includes the functional alignment of the lower-extremity, and gait biomechanics during running. From the rehabilitation perspective, examining patient outcomes following rehabilitation interventions for Patellofemoral Pain is also an interest.

Earl-Boehm’s ongoing research projects include examining the role of the hip in controlling lower-extremity motion, and the development of rehabilitation exercises to improve the neuromuscular control of the hip during physical activity.

Recent Funded Grants

National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation - 2009-2013
Title: Optimal rehabilitation protocols for the rehabilitation of patellofemoral pain syndrome: an outcome-based RCT study

Research Partners

  • UWM Department of Athletics
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Orthopaedics, Pediatric Sports Medicine Program
  • University of Illinois- Chicago
  • Georgia Regents University
  • University of Calgary

Professional Memberships

  • National Athletic Trainers Association
  • Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association
  • Wisconsin Athletic Trainers Association

Professional Service

  • NATA Research and Education Foundation, Research Committee 2010-present
    • Free Communications Sub-Committee, Chair 2011-present
  • Wisconsin Athletic Trainers Association. August 2002 – present
    • Board of Directors, Secretary 2010-2014


Medical College of Wisconsin, March 2006 – present
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Courses Taught

  • KIN 413: Therapeutic modalities in athletic training
  • KIN 461: Principles of motor learning
  • KIN 521: Pathoetiology of musculoskeletal injuries