Dr. Jennifer Savage begins her first year at Cumberland University, serving as the Clinical Education Coordinator and Assistant Professor of the Athletic Training Program. Her duties include teaching Athletic Training courses, coordinating athletic training students’ clinical rotations and overseeing the various preceptors and their affiliated clinical sites. Along with her administrative and teaching duties, her research interests include examining simulated driving performance among concussed and non-concussed athletes, as well as self-efficacy of certified athletic trainers in their assessment and management of sport-related concussions. She has presented at several national and local conferences and has articles published in peer reviewed journals.
Prior to joining the Phoenix, Dr. Savage was a Research and Teaching Assistant for Athletic Training in the Kinesiology Department at Michigan State University. Here she earned her doctorate of Philosophy in Kinesiology, with a concentration in Athletic Training in May 2019. Dr. Savage earned her Master’s in Sports Medicine from Georgia State University in 2015, where she was also a Teaching Assistant in the Sports Medicine Education Program, as well as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at Agnes Scott College and Southern Polytechnic State University. Lastly, she received her Bachelor’s degree from Western Carolina University in Athletic Training in 2013.
Dr. Savage and her fiancé, Michael Burgett, live in Lebanon with their dog Maverick. Beyond her scholarly work, Dr. Savage’s leisurely interests include spending time with family and friends, hiking, and rock climbing.