Contact Info

Office

  • Room 104
    Athletic Training and Exercise Science Facilities
Matt Mills head shot
  • Master of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C., 2013
  • Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Conn., 2011

Matt Mills comes to Springfield College after serving in the Quinnipiac University athletic training faculty. He currently teaches orthopedic evaluation and therapeutic interventions. He also worked at Stanford University as an associate athletic trainer and director of the post-graduate athletic training program while working with the men’s gymnastics and women’s rowing programs. Mills worked to develop and update the Stanford University concussion protocol in a large multi-disciplinary team, and he was responsible for revamping the post-graduate program, with a focus on personal development and human-centered design thinking. He also serves as the chair for the Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association Moyer Award Committee.

Research Interests

  • ACL Injury Biomechanics
  • Concussion Evaluation and Treatment
  • Health Care Student Confidence and Resilience

Courses Taught

  • ATRN 327/329: Orthopedic Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis III
  • ATRN 305/307: Therapeutic Interventions I
  • ATRN 612: Advanced Therapeutic Exercise and Modalities
  • ATRN 384/5, 484: Junior-Senior Clinical Practicum Experiences

Certifications and Memberships

  • Board Certified Athletic Trainer, Board of Certification, Inc.
  • Licensed Athletic Trainer, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Graston Technique Certified
  • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • National Athletic Trainers Association Member
  • Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association Moyer Award Committee Chair
  • Connecticut Athletic Trainers' Association Member

Selected Works

Presentations

Crisis of Confidence: What Confidence Means and What We Can Do to Improve It?: Primary Author Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Conference: January 2020

VCOP and Video Journaling in Athletic Training Clinical Education: Primary Author Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Conference Educator Summit: January 2020

Abdominal Injuries: Differentiating Systemic from Muscular Injuries Through the Clinical Exam: Lab Instructor, National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Conference and Clinical Symposium: June 2018

Effect of Restricted Hip Flexors on Gluteal Activation During an Overhead Squat in Female Soccer Players: Primary Author, National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Conference and Clinical Symposium: June 2014

Publications

Mills M, Frank B, Goto S, et al. EFFECT OF RESTRICTED HIP FLEXOR MUSCLE LENGTH ON HIP EXTENSOR MUSCLE ACTIVITY AND LOWER EXTREMITY BIOMECHANICS IN COLLEGE-AGED FEMALE SOCCER PLAYERS. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2015;10(7):946-954.