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William Gear, PhD, LAT, ATC

William Gear, PhD, LAT, ATC

Assistant Professor & Director of Master of Athletic Training
LS 451
Natural & Applied Sciences

Dr. Gear is a licensed and certified athletic trainer with over 25 years experience as an athletic trainer and athletic training educator. Dr. Gear also serves as a peer reviewer for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).


B.A. in Physical Education (Athletic Training) - California State University, Long Beach (1990)
M.S. in Physical Education (Exercise Physiology) - California State University, Sacramento (1996)
Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology - University of Pittsburgh (2004)


Dr. Gear's research interests include examining the effects fatigue has on proprioception and stability and its relation to musculoskeletal injury, and the effect therapeutic interventions have during the healing process.