Christopher Comer, Dean
Office: McGill 238C
Athletic Training Program Director
ATEP 534 AT Techniques I
ATEP 566 Therapeutic Modalities
ATEP 572 Therapeutic Exercise
ATEP 578 Org & Admin in AT
ATEP 541 Practicum in AT II
ATEP 550 Practicum in AT III
ATEP 551 Practicum in AT IV
ATEP 569 Clinical Anatomy Lab
KIN 322 Kinesiology
AHAT 210/213 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
2006 Doctorate of Philosophy in Education, Emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction
University of South Florida
1999 Masters of Arts in HPER, Specialization in Exercise Science
University of Nebraska at Omaha
1997 Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Emphasis in Athletic Training
University of Northern Colorado, Summa Cum Laude
Athletic Training Education, Active Learning Strategies, Therapeutic Modalities, Concussion Legislation, Clinical Education
Beauregard, T, Vaile, J, Whitney, L, Moody, VJ. One More Round: The Best Materials for Cooling Facial Tissues in 60 Seconds or Less. Journal of Athletic Medicine (2014).
Moody, VJ. Rescuer Round Up. Athletic Therapy Today. September, 2011.
Wao, HO, Singh, O, Rich, V, Hohlfeld, TN, Buckmaster, M, Passmore, D, Tonry, C, Onwuegbuzie, AJ, & Jiao,QG. Relationship between reading ability and perceived barriers towards reading empirical articles among graduate students. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, December, 2009.
Rich, VJ. Employment Characteristics, Educational Histories, and Pedagogical Training of Athletic Training Educators in Entry- Level CAATE Accredited Athletic Training Education Programs. Athletic Training Education Journal, Sep-Dec, 2009.
Chen, AL, Rich VJ, & Barry, EM, Sterett, WI. Variability of single versus double leg stance radiographs for preoperative planning for high tibial osteotomy. Journal of Knee Surgery, 22(3), 2009.
Sterett WI, Miller BS, Joseph, TA, Rich, VJ, Bain, EM. Posterior tibial slope after medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy of the varus degenerative knee. Journal of Knee Surgery, 22(1), 2009.
Rich, VJ. Clinical instructor’s and athletic training student’s perception of teachable moments in an athletic training clinical education setting. Journal of Athletic Training, May-June, 2009.
Rich, VJ, Kedrowski, JJ, Richter, ST. Profiles of CAATE Accredited Athletic Training Education Programs. Athletic Training Education Journal, July-Sep 2008.
Miller, B, Joseph, TA, Barry, EM, Rich, VJ, & Sterett, WI. Determinants of patient satisfaction and outcome after medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy. Journal of Knee Surgery, April, 2007.
Cuppett, M, & Rich, VJ. You just took a job where? A relocation guide for athletic trainers. Athletic Therapy Today, November, 2006.
Rich, VJ, & McCaslin, E. Central cord syndrome in a high school wrestler: A case report. Journal of Athletic Training, July-September, 2006.
Rich, VJ. Creative Teaching Techniques: Anatomy Bingo. Athletic Therapy Today, July, 2006.
Rich, VJ. Creative Teaching Techniques: Darts. Athletic Therapy Today, July, 2006.
Rich, VJ. Creative Teaching Techniques: Mock Trial. Athletic Therapy Today, July, 2006.
Rich, VJ, Steadman, JR, & Sterett, WI. (2002). Alpine Skiing. In M. Mellion, W. Walsh, C. Madden, et al. (Eds). The Team Physician’s Handbook, 3rd ed., Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus.
2016- MTATA Outstanding Service Award
2015- NWATA Outstanding Service Award
2014- NATA Athletic Training Service Award
2014- Cramer Professional Development Award
2008-2016- NATA Public Relations Contest Winner
Pedagogy Department Field
Health and Human Performance
University of Montana Present- Athletic Training Program Director
University of Montana 2008-2016 Program & Clinical Director Athletic Training
University of Montana 2006- 2008 Clinical Director Athletic Training
University of South Florida 2003-2006 Clinical Coordinator
Steadman Hawkins Clinic 1999-2003 Director of Athletic Training Services, Fellowship Director
Fly fishing, running, reading, playing with my two kids