Kevin M Conley, PhD, ATC

  • Associate Professor and Department Chair

Dr. Conley is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.  He has over 30 years of clinical and academic experience, having spent 17 years as the director of the Athletic Training Education Program.  Dr. Conley also serves as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies at SHRS, where his responsibilities include providing support and oversight related to common policies and procedures for the six undergraduate programs in the school.

As Department Chair, Dr. Conley is responsible for overseeing the efforts of faculty and staff across the academic disciplines of Athletic Training, Dietetics and Nutrition, Sports Medicine and Sports Science, as well as the research portfolio at the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory/Warrior Human Performance Research Center. This federally funded research supports Department of Defense and Military-centered programs to develop models for injury prevention and performance optimization.

Dr. Conley's research interests include neuromuscular control and dynamic stabilization of the ankle and the contribution to injury prevention provided by external ankle supports.

His service includes volunteering with Special Olympics where he was as a member of the management team for Special Olympics Pennsylvania/Allegheny County for 17 years.  He also served as a member of the medical staff for Team USA at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece in 2011 and as Medical Director for Team USA at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea in 2013.

Dr. Conley earned his PhD in Rehabilitation Science as well as his Master’s degree in Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Education from the State University of New York at Cortland.

Education & Training

  • University of Pittsburgh, MS - Exercise Physiology/Sports Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh, PhD - Rehabilitation Science/ Sports Medicine