"We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance." - John Archibald Wheeler
Scott Eugene Landis
Program Director - Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training Program
School of Health and Professional Sciences
Bristol Campus: Student Complex Center Room 223E
I recently completed my dissertation through the University of Idaho. My original research investigation focused on using movement screens to identify female individuals at risk for sustaining a non-contact ACL injury.
I attended Point Loma Nazarene University and earned my Bachelors degree in Athletic Training. Immediately following, I began my Masters program in Kinesiology (emphasis in athletic training) at San Jose State University. For my thesis, I investigated the injury rates of various athletic populations to determine whether sport variability was correlated with the incidence of sustaining an injury. Once I transitioned to a faculty teaching position, I began to pursue my Doctor of Athletic Training (DAT) degree through the University of Idaho. The DAT program is a post-professional degree that serves to advance ones clinical practice. To achieve clinical advancement, emphasis is placed on evidence-based practice, sound clinical reasoning, and improved patient care.
I am beginning my second year at King University. I look forward to continue teaching in the athletic training program. I teach both upper and lower division classes to students in our program, to help prepare them for the Board of Certification exam to become a certified athletic trainer.
- University of Idaho, Moscow, Doctor of Athletic Training, Dissertation: “Non-contact anterior cruciate ligament injury risk prediction using functional movement screen™ and knee abduction moment: an epidemiological observation”. May 2016.
- San Jose State University, San Jose, Master of Arts, Athletic Training, May 2007. Thesis project: “Injury Rate Comparison of High School Volleyball Athletes: Out of Season Participation”.
- Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, Bachelor of Arts, Athletic Training, May 2002.
- National Holistic Institute, San Jose, Massage Therapy Completion, June 2009.
Recent Publications and Presentations
- Landis, S. E., Baker, R. T., & Seegmiller, J. G. (2018). Non-contact Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Lower Extremity Injury Risk Prediction Using Functional Movement Screen and Knee Abduction Moment: An Epidemiological Observation of Female Intercollegiate Athletes. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 13(6), 973.
- McMurray, J., Landis, S., Lininger, K., Baker, R. T., Nasypany, A., & Seegmiller, J. (2015). A comparison and review of indirect myofascial release therapy, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, and active release techniques to inform clinical decision making. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training, 20(5), 29-34.
- Photograph of edema. Insel, Ross, McMahon, and Bernstein. Nutrition. 4th ed. 2013, Jones and Bartlett Learning, LLC, 435.
Conference & Workshop Presentations
- “Regional interdependence- Looking beyond the location of pain by assessing movement dysfunction” Assistant presenter for a learning lab with Ms. Fyock and Dr. Warren. NATA national convention Indianapolis, In.- June, 2014.
- “Heat illnesses in football players at the high school level” co-presentation with Dr. Baker, San Jose State University, South Bay Coaches Symposium, November, 12, 2003, San Jose, Ca.
I am currently investigating clinical measures, tools, and screens that may help identify female collegiate athletes at risk for sustaining a lower extremity injury. I am particularly interested in non-contact ACL injuries. Once research has demonstrated that a reliable measure/tool/screen exists, I will begin using assessment interventions to improve individuals at risk.