Jeff Bonacci

Jeff Bonacci

Program Director

Clinical Associate Professor


(HHPR)-Health, Human Performance, & Recreation

Phone: 479-575-4112

Fax: (479) 575-5778

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Jeff Bonacci is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Athletic Training Education Program. Dr. Bonacci was an Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator of Athletic Training at Illinois State University (1998-2000) and an Instructor of Athletic Training Education at Lincoln Memorial University (1990-1994). Dr. Bonacci, presently serves on several committees of the National Athletic Trainers Association, manuscript reviewer of the Journal of Athletic Training, and as an accreditation site visitor for athletic training education. Prior to serving as a faculty member Dr. Bonacci served as an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Notre Dame, West Point Military Academy, and Lehigh University.

  • Learning Styles in Athletic Training
  • Micro-current Therapy
  • Effects of exercise on eccentric muscle action
  • Athletic Training
  • Assessment/Evaluation
  • Medical Conditions
  • Clinical Courses in Athletic Training
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Mechanics of Human Movement
  • D.A., Middle Tennessee State University, Physical Education/Anatomy, 1998
  • M.S., West Virginia University, Exercise Science, 1989
  • B.S., University of Akron, Physical Education and Athletic Training, 1987
  • Positional Evaluation of Range of Motion, Strength, and Power In Division I University Football Players. (2004). Journal of Athletic Training, 39(2), S-100.
  • Wagner, R., Gorman, D.R., Bonacci, J., Brescia, W.F., Brown, B.S., & Hunt S.L. (2004). Psychomotor Performance and Learning Styles Effects Of A Computer Based Interactive Multimedia Program. Journal of Athletic Training, 39(2), S-105
  • Plant, J., Van Lunen, B., & Bonacci, J., An assessment of the learning styles of students in NATA post-certification programs. Journal of Athletic Training (In Review)
  • Plant, J., Van Lunen, B., & Bonacci, J. (2003, June 26). The Relationship Between Graduate Athletic Training Students’ Learning Styles Preferences and Demographic Qualities. St. Louis, MO

Jeff Bonacci has authored or co-authored 5 publications and made in excess of 20 presentations and/or conducted workshops at national, regional and state conferences in his academic areas of interest.Dr. Bonacci has been instrumental in securing internal and external funding to support his research and athletic training education program in amounts of $80,000.