Bryan Riemann

Armstrong Professor Honored For His Research

(April 15, 2011) Bryan Riemann, associate professor of sports medicine in the Department of Health Sciences at Armstrong Atlantic State University, has met the requirements to be honored as a Fellow of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA). He will be inducted into the fourth class of Fellows at the NATA annual meeting in New Orleans in June 2011.

The NATA Fellows program was created in 2008 to honor the association's most accomplished scholars and researchers for their leadership and service to the athletic training profession. Only those selected for this distinction are allowed to use the prestigious designation of “FNATA.”

Since 1997, Riemann has authored or co-authored 28 refereed national or international journal research papers, including nine since joining Armstrong in fall 2006. In addition, he has authored or co-authored 107 refereed regional, national or international research presentations, 40 of them at Armstrong. All his Armstrong research has included the participation of graduate or undergraduate students.

Since 1996, he has presented 33 clinical workshops or symposia, including several at international meetings.

“I would not have been able to achieve this honor and be so scholarly productive without the support of my colleagues and the hard work of many of our graduate students,” said Riemann. “Having the Biodynamics and Human Performance Center on the Armstrong campus also has been instrumental in advancing my research and involving students in scientific study early in their careers.”

Directed by Riemann, the lab was established in 2008 as the result of collaboration between the departments of health sciences and physical therapy. Students in the master's of sports medicine and doctor of physical therapy program use the lab to collect data and conduct original research for their capstone projects required for graduation. Of the 45 student research projects that have been conducted in the Biodynamics and Human Performance Center, 35 have appeared in academic publications as either full papers or abstracts.

“What we have tried to do with the lab is to provide a multidisciplinary center where undergraduate and graduate students, particularly those in our graduate sports medicine and physical therapy programs, can find research opportunities that are unique and that allow them to get their name in peer-reviewed academic publications,” he said.

Riemann holds a Ph.D. in sports medicine from the University of Pittsburgh, a master's in sports medicine from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a bachelor's in athletic training from West Chester University.