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Jacqueline Vandertuin

Jacqueline Vandertuin


Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Jackie is a professor in the school of Athletic Therapyin the Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies, at Sheridan College. She received her Bachelor of Physical Education from Acadia University and Masters in Sport Medicine from the University of Calgary focusing on the use of braces for individuals with tricompartmental osteoarthritis and anterior cruciate ligament deficiency using both kinetic and kinematic data.  She began her doctoral studies at Dalhousie University using qualitative research methods to understand the experience of those living with chronic pain and osteoarthritis.  In 2010, she set her studies aside to concentrate on her family and work.  Jackie’s teaching repertoire has focused primarily on gross anatomy, movement sciences and rehabilitation of injuries as well as teaching research methods.  In addition to her teaching duties, Jackie is involved with the Canadian Athletic Therapists’ Association serving as past president of the Atlantic Provinces Athletic Therapy Association and has served on numerous national committees dealing with the certification process, programme accreditation and dissemination of research at national conferences.  Jackie has conducted research in the area of ACL deficiency and brace use as well as knowledge levels of pain relieving medication in Athletic Therapists.

Courses Taught – Last 3 Years

  • Research Methods
  • Care and prevention of athletic Injuries
  • Conditions of athletic injuries
  • Introduction to athletic Therapy
  • Wellness and healthy living
  • Growth, development and physical activity

Conference Presentations

  • Vandertuin, J. (2020-05-23). Student Athletic Therapists and their knowledge levels of opioid use and misuse. Canadian Athletic Therapists Association. Hamilton, Canada.

  • Vandertuin, J. (2010-10-23). Functional knee braces for your athlete, are they worth it?. Sport Medicine Council of Nova Scotia. Halifax, Canada.

  • Vandertuin, J., Maitland, M. (2002-05-25). Muscle activation patterns for the ACL-deficient individual while wearing a functional knee brace. Canadian Athletic Therapists Association. Mont Tremblant, Canada.

  • Vandertuin, J., Maitland, M. (2001-05-26). Comparison of traditional knee bracing to the ankle foot orthosis for the symptomatic, ACL-deficient knee. Canadian Athletic Therapists Association. Kananaskis, Canada.

Journal Articles

  • Vandertuin, J., Abdulla, D., Lowther, S. (2021). Student Athletic Therapists knowledge of opioids and other pain-relieving medications.Athletic Training Education Journal.

  • Vandertuin, J., Abdulla, D., Lowther, S. (2020). Student Athletic Therapists' Knowledge Levels of Opioid Use and Misuse.Athletic Training & Sport Health Care, 12(3), 136-144.

  • Vandertuin, J., Grant, J. (2004). Functional knee braces and their use for ACL compromised individuals.Athletic Therapy Today, 9(2), 58-62.

  • Vandertuin, J., Michael, H., Meeuwisse, W., Maitland, M. (2003). Knee pain in the ACL-deficient, osteoarthritic knee and its relationship to Quality of life.Physiotherapy Research International, 8, 83-92.

  • Vandertuin, J., Maitland, M. (2002). The effect of compressive clothing on muscular strength and endurance.Medicine & Science Sports Exercise, 34(5), S173.

  • Vandertuin, J., Abdulla, D., Lowther, S. (2021). Knowledge levels of pain-relieving medication of Elite Athletes.


  • "Knowledge Levels of Opioid Use and Misuse among Elite Level Adolescent Athletes and Student Athletic Therapists". Sheridan College. Sheridan Growth Grant. $6,100. April 2019.
    Jacqueline Vandertuin (Principle Investigator), Dalya Abdulla Stephanie Lowther.

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