thomas a. buckley

Thomas A. Buckley

Associate Professor

Office Location:
349 Tower at STAR

Research Interests

  • Broad based multidisciplinary concussion research program which primarily focuses on: 
    • Concussion: 1) Impairments in postural control/balance following a concussion, 2) Determination of post-concussion recovery, and 3) The relationship between post-concussion return to participation and associated subsequent musculoskeletal injury.
    • Long Term effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts in middle aged and older adults.
    • Postural Control/Balance: Primary interest here involves the role of Dual Task cognitive challenges on performance of balance testing.


  • Ed.D. Applied Physiology, Columbia University, Teachers College
  • M.S. Athletic Training, Indiana State University
  • B.S. Athletic Training, Springfield College
  • A.S. Sports, Fitness, Leisure Studies, Dean Junior College


  • KAAP 448: Organization and Administration of Athletic Training
  • KAAP 400
  • KAAP 609


  • National Athletic Trainers' Association
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Society of Biomechanics