Mike DiStefano


Director of Return to Play & Sport Performance

Professional Certifications

-Certified Athletic Trainer 

-Corrective Exercise Specialist 

-Performance Enhancement Specialist 

-First Aid/CPR/AED Certified 



-Director of the Return to Play and Performance Training 

-Instructor and assistant clinical education coordinator for the Masters of Athletic Training Program within the department of Kinesiology 



-Treated/trained athletes of all ages and abilities: elementary school to adult athletes 

-Over 200 Athletes recovering from ACL surgery 

-Over 150 division 1 athletes 

-Multiple professional athletes- NFL, MLS, MLB, tri-athletes 

-Runners, golfers, cyclists 

-Focus on safe and effective return to activity following surgery, physical therapy, chronic injuries 



-Multiple peer-review articles in            The American Journal of Sports Medicine 

            The Journal of Athletic Training 

            The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Recently 

-Recently honored as one of only 4 athletic trainers in the country to help author the National Athletic Trainers Association’s Position Statement on Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome.  


Research Projects 

-Boston Red Sox 

-United State Military Academies 

-Division 1 athletes 

-Elite adolescent soccer players  



-MS University of North Carolina, Exercise and Sports Science with concentration in Athletic Training 

-BA Lenior Rhyne University, Athletic Training 

Mike DiStefano
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