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Kelly Stalker, Ed.D., L.A.T., A.T.C.

Kelly Stalker, Ed.D., L.A.T., A.T.C.

Title: Department Chair, Professor, Athletic Training Program Director

Department: Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences

Office: 310 Loyola

Phone: (610) 647-4400 Ext: 3157

Ed.D., Widener University
M.Ed., Bowling Green State University
B.S., Ursinus College

A.T.C., Licensed Athletic Trainer, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Certified Athletic Trainer


Dr. Kelly Stalker is the director of the Athletic Training Program at Immaculata University. She started working at Immaculata University in 2002. At the time she served as the head athletic trainer and assistant athletic director. In 2005, Dr. Stalker joined the faculty ranks and began teaching full-time within the Exercise Science major. During that time, she served as department chair for 5 years and Faculty Athletic Representative for 9 years.

Dr. Stalker led the athletic training program to initial accreditation by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) in June 2014. She is currently working to develop the Masters of Athletic Training Program which will begin in Summer 2020.

Dr. Stalker resides in Limerick, PA with her husband and daughter. She enjoys reading, swimming, camping, and traveling with family. Dr. Stalker spends her summers coaching a local age group swim team.

Courses Taught

Current courses:

  • Lower Extremity Evaluation
  • Upper Extremity Evaluation
  • Introduction to Research in Athletic Training
  • Evaluation Methods for Injury and Illness
  • Kinesiology

Previous courses:

  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Research Methods in Exercise Science
  • Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

Research Interests

  • Athletic Training Student Confidence in Performing Injury Evaluations
  • Exercise Science Student Reliability of Manual Muscle Testing Techniques

Recent Work

Dissertation: “Faculty Attitudes Toward NCAA Division III Student-Athletes”

Professional Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Athletic Training Society (PATS)
  • Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association (EATA)
  • National Athletic Training Association (NATA)

Professional Certifications

  • Athletic Training Certification BOC #020002173
  • Pennsylvania State Licensure RT002345A
  • National Provider Identifier 1861417826
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Training
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Instructor

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