Dr. Whitney Graves begins her first year as Athletic Training Education Professor at Cumberland University in 2019-2020 academic year. She has the responsibility of teaching graduate courses in athletic training and undergraduate core movement sciences courses. She is responsible for assisting in student research and program administration as well as participate in department, college and university service activities.
Most recently Dr. Graves worked at East Alabama Orthopedics & Sports Medicine working as the Sports Outreach Director and Clinical Coordinator. She was responsible coordinating clinicals for athletic training graduate students with Auburn University as well as assess the other clinical sites and preceptors.
Dr. Graves spent time as an Athletic Trainer for Auburn University Warrior Research Center in Fort Benning, GA. She provided tactical athlete orthopedic evaluations, therapeutic interventions including rehabilitation and modalities, and injury prevention strategies for soldiers completing a 9-week basic combat training or 14-week station unit training program.
Whitney received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA (2011). From there she went to Troy University as a Graduate Assistant for Athletic Training where she received her Master of Science of Sports and Fitness Management. Dr. Graves completed her Doctorate in Athletic Training from Indiana State University in May of 2019.
Dr. Graves and her husband, Jordan, and two children reside in Lebanon with their dogs Pearl, Sadie, and Jax.