Editors’ Picks


Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Sara Stiltner, Ed.D, ATC, AT, , Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Co-Senior Associate Editor: Dr. Andrea Cripps, Ph.D, ATC, Bowling Green State University
Dr. Elizabeth J. Walters, Ed.D, ATC, AT, ProTeam Tactical Performance
Associate Editors: Dr. Kimberly Peer, Ed.D, AT, Kent State University
Dr. Shelley Payne, DHS, PT, AT, Otterbein University
Dr. Andrew Krause, Ph.D., AT, Ohio University
Dr. Trevor Bates, DHSc, AT, ATC, Wilmington College
Founding Editor-in-Chief and Consulting Editor: Dr. Matthew R. Kutz, Ph.D., AT, CSCS, CES, , Bowling Green State University

Welcome to the Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association. The JSMAHS is a nationally indexed, peer-reviewed, scholarly, online journal dedicated to the exploration of sports medicine and allied health professional practice, research, and education. The JSMAHS is indexed through both the Directory of Open Access Journals and EBSCO. The JSMAHS continues to welcome manuscripts from new and seasoned authors who have the desire to share knowledge through the dissemination of published works online.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences as the Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association to provide support to the scholarship of the organization, its members, and stakeholders.JSMAHS assists with the dissemination of scholarly work of researchers from all levels. The JSMAHS provides peer-reviewed and relevant research related to Sports Medicine and Allied Health Care professions.

Current Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2 (2021) JSMAHS Fall 2021 Issue



The Impact Grit and Achievement Goal Orientation have on Athletic Training Students' Persistence
Hannah M. Harnar, Kimberly S. Peer, Chris A. Moser, and John Cindric


Concussion-related Alterations in Neural Activity During Emotion Recognition: Case Studies of Short-term and Residual Effects
Joshua Ricker, Kylee Smith, Alexandra Schmidt, Andrea Cripps, Palguna Thalla, Howard C. Cromwell, and Xin Wang


Access to Care, Reporting Behaviors, and Quality of Athletic Training Service Interactions for Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets
Mary Catherine Avey, Amy F. Hand, Nancy A. Uriegas, Allison B. Smith, and Zachary K. Winkelmann